The boom of cavalier fire only serves to attract more of the shambling dead.
One group of veteran's decides to break off from the melee and seek a way through the village leaving their colleagues to mop up :-) ????
Morris Eldecote is unable to shake off this initial attacker and is soon swamped by the undead's tearing hands, he is brought down, but his sacrifice provides breathing space for his comrades to become out of sight to many of the undead.