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Keith Elliott
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Ruweisat claws our dawning fear
Cornered by weighty;three armour hulks they rear!
I make for the quick and 'shepherd' the men
A wound behest,the ridges a den.
I point them rightly to stave eagles fire
Onwards"Elliott;"charges bayonets seven their tire.
I clasp the Jerry,as fifty in hand
A gunner opens I smother his plan!
I feel more wounds carrying my back and legs
My men a 'bastion,'handing hundreds thirty begs!
From 22nd my battalion,only 'B' nineteen survive
Soon I will be home,bolstering spirit alive.
My display in the field"leading" courage allied
Has earned me the VC;"Keith" I abide!

Copyright:N.J.Deller 4/7/17 "God your prayer solemn we share"