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Sailor Walter Yeo was horrifically wounded during World War One (left).

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The first stage of the skin graft from Mr Yeo’s neck.

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Mr Yeo suffered terrible facial injuries.

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He later had a skin graft taken from his neck.

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He was treated by Sir Harold Gillies.

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Sir Harold Gillies used tubular ‘pedicles’ from the forehead, scalp, chest, neck. But he retained a connection to allow blood flow.