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Shell Shocked is today’s PTSD

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Shell Shocked is today’s PTSD

The Herbert Laurier “Bert” Irwin Story: by Herbert James Irwin from the Memory Project. When war was declared in 1914, Herbert Irwin tried to enlist immediately but because he was only 16, his family retrieved him from the recruiting depot. Herbert returned the following year and was accepted into the Artillery. My name is Herbert James Irwin, the son of Herbert Laurier "Bert" Irwin, who enlisted in the Canadian Field Artillery in 1915 at the age of seventeen, and served overseas until the end of the war. He was engaged in a number of battles: Ypres, Somme, Vimy Ridge, Arras,...

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