161 GEAR, George Cuthbert

 

 

An excerpt from  169 John Thurlby story….

John Thurlby whilst returning to camp fell into the main canal also known as “Train canal”.  He had fallen at what was described as a very dangerous point of the footbridge crossing that was poorly lit on the night.

Original 161 Sapper George Gear was with him earlier in the evening and testified that John was certainly not drunk.