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7. Another brother of John’s Albert, a Royal Scot, served in Europe and the Middle East. In the Second Battle for Gaza he received a bullet wound to his neck. Operated on at the front the doctors presented him with the bullet which in time he had gold plated and his wife wore it as a brooch thereafter. Also serving in the Army Service Corps another brother, William, spent much of his service in the Egypt / Mesopotamia fronts as well as in Europe. He was also wounded. However following the war he had mental illness and spent the last ten years of his life as a patient in Bangour Hospital. All four Dick brothers survived to an ‘old age.’ One other brother –Archie – also served in the forces but unfortunately I cannot trace any of his exploits but would dearly love to uncover his history.
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