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.
This event came into much clearer focus tonight as I was watching a show on the Discover Channel called "Digging Up the Trenches" (UK History Channel) This show talked about the trench war fare of WWI and specifically talked about the details behind this explosion. For wider understanding of this event and trench war fare in general, I suggest watching this show
My grandfather served in WWI. He is of Welsh descendant but from the USA. He lost his hearing in the trenches. We have been told that a bug lodged in his ear and ate is inner ear. Because of this site I am compelled to research more on my own grandfather’s life.