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Interview with Joan Almond about her father John Stafford

Interview with Joan Almond, 85, of Preston

My father, John Stafford, fought at the Somme in August 1916 where he was wounded. He was saved after two painful days, having been left for dead. He drifted in and out of consciousness for two days before the rescue, which he detailed in a memoir that the family typed-up for safekeeping. “Thankfully, medics managed to save his badly injured leg - although it did end up 3 1/2 inches shorter than t…