Private Wesley Ennis

Private Wesley Ennis was wounded at Amiens, August 8th, 1918. This picture, depicting his sister Lillian and her husband Ira, was in his tunic breast pocket when a shot went through it. The bullet was deflected by a steel mirror which was also in the pocket: what would have been a fatal injury was thus prevented and Private Ennis only suffered a flesh wound to the shoulder.

 
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