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Extracts from the diary<br />
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The heroics of a pint-sized soldier who was part of the so-called Tommy Thumb Regiment can be told over 100 years later after his gripping war diary went up for sale.<br />
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Since Captain Angus McKenzie Forsyth was under 5ft 3ins he fell below the British Army's minimum height requirement in World War One.<br />
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However, such was the necessity to recruit men to fight in the trenches, special 'Bantam' units were formed for vertically-challenged Tommies <br />
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Men who measured between 4ft 10ins and 5ft 3ins were eligible.