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Harry Oswald Furlong Marsden
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They called it Passchendaele

The 3rd battle of Ypres

New Zealand soldiers bravely fought

But lost their lives in Hell


A 2nd Lieutenant was among the men

Harry Oswald Furlong Marsden

He was a bear

Fighting as hard as he can


October 4th 1917 was the day

This young man, just 26

In the prime of his life

His world colored grey


Shells were coming down, boom!

Did he finally meet his doom?

Bullets whistling around his head

Afraid, will he meet his death?


His wounds were slight

Another shell burst, he lost the light 

In the mud, as thick as tar

Fighting for his life, yet lost his war

By Sandor