Can anyone read this?

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  1. AnnB

    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    This is part of a service record from WW1 for a relative of a friend whose family I am tracing.
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    I can read most of it, but a couple of words defeat me
    Front mandible ..........? ..........? left side, rifle bullet injury: lodged in soft palet
    Bullet removed, now has long vision.

    Poor chap was back on active service in the space of a couple of months.....
     
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    I think the first word is 'ascending'. Still trying to fathom the second - an anatomical word perhaps?
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Just checked Wikipedia - it could be 'ramus' that's the part of the mandible that rises up and is jointed to the rest of the skull. Just had a tooth out the other day and I can imagine how he felt!
     
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    Beat me to it, Archie's Mum!
     
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    Oh well done both, many thanks :)

    I feel for you Steve :eek:
     
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    Might the last two words be 'bony union'?
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    I think you're right, @arthurk. There is only one dot to the second word and the first letter of the first does appear to be a 'b'. Also that would suggest he was fit and ready to return to service?
     
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    By George you are right - I got it in my head that it was something to do with his vision, and that was that :rolleyes: Many thanks to you both :)
     
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