FOR HIS FAMILY AND COUNTRY.
Over the hill came the sound of battle cry,
Just 2 miles away as the crow does fly,
Here - where he stood and fought,
Alls quiet now-for a bullet he had caught.
In a ditch wearing full battle dress covered in mud,
Lies a young soldier in water running red with blood,
His smoking empty rifle lying by his side,
For he had fought for his Country but died.
A photo held crumbled tightly in his left hand,
The writing on the back was hard to understand,
As the picture was of a pretty young lady,
Who held in her arms a new born baby.