view recent activity
Welcome to the Leeds Story Gallery, my name is Edward Spetch. I was a soldier in the First World War. I served in the Royal Artillery until I was wounded in 1918. That isn’t even the most interesting part of my story. In 1917 I was fighting in the trenches for her majesty the King and, whilst preparing my weapon, I was hit in the chest by an enemy round. I closed my eyes and waited to die, my time had come. But, the bullet didn’t hit my chest as luckily I was carrying my cigarette tin in my lapel pocket. The bullet hit the case and saved my life. I kept the case to remind me of how close I came to death.
about 2 years ago