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No, really folks, he was!
he got hit by the ball on the knee, and it injured him. He had to go to hospital. The ship that he was meant to be on shipped out that night, and got sunk, killing loads of his mates. He never really talked about it much apparently. My dad said he was always really quiet after the war :(
My grandad had the same story with a slightly different set up.
Oh wait. Shit.
The only fairly badass family member that i know of, and hes been dead 13 years.
he made Queen Victoria's coffin
he refuses to use it.
So he has a mention on Wikipedia, though doesn't have his own article.
This will be pretty much meaningless to most of you, but some of the Irish users might be impressed.