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Veteran (stranger)
Veteran: "Beg pardon for troubling you, only the door was open."
Molesley: "Yeah, but the front gate was not."
Veteran: "No."
Episode 2.04

A disabled veteran walks in on Molesley and Mrs. Bird while they are sitting in the kitchen. He asks for some spare food, and after initially being rebuffed, is pitied by Mrs. Bird and Molesley. He used to work on a local farm, but that is no longer possible due to his war injuries. He says "Don't pity me, I am one of the lucky ones". Mrs. Bird gives him some food, which results in additional veterans showing up for food on a regular basis.


Appearances and Mentions
Series 2 Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4
Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Christmas Special

Behind the Scenes[]

  1. The veteran is portrayed by Howard Gossington.