And finally, an old soldier who nearly made it.
Jacobus Henry Darlew. Born in George ( Cape Province ) in 1883. Carpenter.
Fought in the Anglo Boer War, a member of Rimington`s Guides from early 1900.
Enlisted 28 May 1916 as no 285, SA Pioneers, fought in East Africa. Discharged 13/3/17 Maitland . Ill Health.
Re enlisted No 16831 on 30 July 1917. Bound for Europe. 2 Regt B Coy.
Died 20/9/18. 51 days before the armistice.
A long , hard road…. R I P.