Born in August 1887 in Awsworth Notts, to Henry and Sarah Lamin. Elder Sisters Catherine (Kate), Mary Esther and Sarah Anne(Annie) and Elder brother John (Jack).
Educated at Awsworth Board School, just outside Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England.
I served with honour in the 9th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment seeing front line action in Flanders and Northern Italy from the end of 1916 to January 1920.
My blood ran cold when I read in thediary for 30th September, the opening of the battle, that the enemy was using "flammenwerfer" - flame throwers. Film archive of these in use has been shown on TV - absolutely horrific. Apparently, we used them too...