William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD

ERNIE GRANT WOULD OFTEN RANT

Ernie Grant could scream and rant;
He was a good friend of mine.
When we were young we had great fun –
Yes we drank lots of beer and wine.
‘Twas only a month or two ago
Chink and me to the hospital did go.
We brought him copies of Esprit de Corps;
We spoke about the days of yore.
Once were young and foolish and fit
And the CSM he’d give us shit:
And now we’ve got old and we’re sick and grey
And a lot of our buddies are passing away.

Author’s Note: Riflemen Ernie Grant passed away in the afternoon of the 22 January 2012. RIP Limey – no more sick parades buddy