The Shirker WW1

This very unusual death notice in a 1917 Melbourne Newspaper caught my attention and I wanted to share.  What do you think?



To the Shirker
I who have shed my blood and cared naught for the touch of pain,
Will you sit back in your easy chair while my spirit goes forth again?
Think, for the sake of the lad you once called mate, and his roughly fashioned grave.