When I was a curate in Hartlepool, there were three of them with spiked bracelets.
Then he added rather sadly: "I learnt that, too, from a poor fellow in Hartlepool.
He never wrote any letters, did not seem to hope for news from anywhere; and though he had been heard once to mention West Hartlepool
, it was with extreme bitterness, and only in connection with the extortionate charges of a boarding-house.
The return to display of objects including the 'Bombardment Clock' - which stopped when it was pierced by a shell fragment - and James Clark's oil painting The Bombardment of the Hartlepools.
New exhibits such as a six-inch shell from the German battlecruiser Blucher, which took part in the attack, and the official Government order to the Hartlepools to cease hostilities on November 11, 1918.
Just after 8am on December 16, 1914, German warships fired more than a thousand shells at Hartlepool, killing a total of 130 civilians and military personnel and wounding more than 500.
THE work of Hartlepool-born artist James Clark - who created the memorable painting of the 1914 Bombardment Of The Hartlepools - is profiled in a new exhibition in Hartlepool Art Gallery.
These include the Bombardment painting and also St Hilda At Hartlepool, which was painted in 1925.