MADAM: When I was a small boy my grandfather used to recite a short poem to me. Evidently I found it very amusing!
Unfortunately I’ve forgotten all the words except for a small portion. I wonder if any of your readers might be able to assist? All I remember is that it was about a person called “Fritz van der von der blinking stock- in- hamer.”
Grandfather joined the British Army and fought in South Africa during both Boer Wars. Initially under his own name in the first part, then under an assumed name for the second part. After the war he met and married my grandmother in