FrancesH Posted 15 November , 2013 Share Posted 15 November , 2013 2nd Lt Norman Kelley joined the 1st Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in May 1915. I believe that he was not with the regiment during the battle of Loos as he states that he only arrived in France 'one month' before he became a casualty on 4 December. I should be very glad to know what the battalion was doing in December. On 4 December Kelley suffered an epileptic fit. Epilepsy was something which was checked when men enlisted, and Kelley wrote that he had no history of epilepsy. Either he lied, or it may possibly have been precipitated by the stressful conditions he found himself in. Anyway, during this fit he fell and dislocated his shoulder. These two issues -- the shoulder and the epilepsy -- kept him out of the rest of the war. Does anyone know anything about the treatment of epilepsy at this date? Was it regarded as a psychiatric or a physical condition? And were the LNL actually in the front line during December, when he might have felt unusually stressed (that sounds a bit strange, as everyone must have -- but it does appear that something extra happened to Kelley!) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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