Harold Verschoyle Wrong

Harold Verschoyle Wrong was born in Toronto on December 1 1891. In 1914, he was appointed 2nd Lieutenant with the 15th Lancashire Fusiliers of the British Infantry. Harold arrived in France on November 21  1915 with his Battalion and served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders. On Saturday July 1 1916 his brigade attacked Thiepval frontally. He was last seen crossing the German front line wounded in the hand. Wrong was 24 years old and one of 997 officers to die that day. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Panel Number: Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D).

The Great Adventure

The travel birds which journey in the spring Lust after pleasures of awakened sight; They rout the weather in a truceless fight, And swell their souls with joy of buffeting And constant strife. To know the unknown thing, To see the unseeable in God’s despite, To try his strength against another’s...

By Harold Verschoyle Wrong
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05 October