Thursday, 23 July 2015

Buried Alive - Cpl George Webber - France 1918

Everyone's worst nightmare - buried alive and eaten by rats.

This article is from The Daily Telegraph dated 22nd October 2000


There is a rather pedantic discussion about what cap-badge George was wearing at the time he was being bayoneted and buried alive on the excellent Great War Forum. But apart from that there is very little information about George.

The irony is that George was eventually killed by a prescription asthma spray in 1949.It looks as though his asthma was caused by the inhalation of mustard gas that destroyed parts of his lower lung. They got him in the end!

A remarkable man to say the least 

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