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A very tall 2/Lt. joined for duty - Diary of 47 Infantry Brigade, 6 Battalion Royal Irish Regiment 17th October 1916.

  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    2/Lt. Laracy joined. Height 6 foot 7 inches in his socks. . Bet he had to keep his head down in the trenches.

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  • erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be by erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be

    Not being familiar with feet and inches I used a "feet and inches to centimeters calculator" and found a two-meter tall lieutenant. Must have been narrow in the dugouts also. 😉


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Wow! He might just have been able to stand upright in a standard trench, but he was certainly unusually tall.


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    As a followup, 2/Lt. Laracy lost a leg on 13 March, 1917, as he was returning from a patrol. He was with the 6th Royal Irish Regiment for about 6 months.