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16th August 2005Poignant words
By Robert Jones
A bit of a scrap on a bit of a plain,
And somebody,s shot in the head ;
A bit of a row at the front again,
And a bit of a map that,s red,
And somebodies tapping the wires at home,
When somebody,s son lies dead.

I believe these words were written by a young British soldier when serving in Natal before or during the turn of the 19th century.
Does anyone know who he was and which campaign he was in?