It’s not clear that this is a self-portrait of my father, but it probably is. I found it in his field note-book, secured with other memorabilia  in  the cedar title-box in the ‘dug out.’ It looks as I imagine he would have looked as  a young man, though I never knew him then. Certainly those are his battalion’s colours.

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Old War Secrets

Now he knew. Every time as a youngster he’d asked about that cedar box his father would jest, ‘ Oh, just old war secrets: classified material; you know,’ and laugh.