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Poetry from within
   

The Soldier's Legacy


‘Since I joined the Army I’ve saved enclosed £2

All my belongings, at Nairn, are gifted too…’

The High Road Home the dead must take

Where kith by hearth by lychgate wait.

And should I, too, forfeit my life-

My blood I gave for you, and Christ…






Robert Carson


FootNote:
Private John Black, of the Seaforth Highlanders
left the above legacy to The Aberlour Orphanage
where he mentions he was an old boy.