Thanks, Balin! I've lurked in the shadows of this (and the previous) forum for years, off and on, but was never certain I'd consistently have the time to devote to actually becoming a member. Then I realized how much time I spend getting lost down the rabbit hole of YouTube, looking up videos of people falling down or whatever, and concluded that I could spare some of those minutes for something I actually like and find interesting. Although some of those videos are pretty funny.
As his face was being washed did he know that the act would lead to his death? If so, was that his wish?
Does this happen in wartime? Does he know he is sick? Injured? (I imagine the injury would have to be either quite minor or incredibly shock-inducing for him not to be aware of it.)
As for his soul: are clergy part of the "they"?