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.
Dear Bill, Wonderful and inspiring blog. What a lovely man your grandfather sounds. Surely he must make it through. With regard to the lost letters between Harry and Ethel. I think I would feel uncomfortable reading such letters. Marriage is such a private relationship. I am touched that Harry writes so differently to his sister - protecting her. A very gallant man. It must have been dreadfully hard for his family to wait for each letter,not knowing when the war would end. Thank you Bill for sharing with us this wonderful correspondence.
I posted this blog to a popular military miniatures forum - we are all reall heavy history buffs.
There is great apreciation from all of us regarding this effort you are putting forth.
THank you so much.
January 18, 2008
This is an awesome look at what was happening in the world then...too bad there wasn't the technology then there is now in order to interview and get their comments recorded in a manner that all could be able to partake in, like they are now doing with the WWII vets that are still around.
We discovered this blog today, and then you will understand what we have been doing. I and my husband have been sitting here reading on our computers. The story is more facinating than I have words to express. We are both teachers, and I guess this story will be part of what we tell and show our pupils when we are dealing with WW1 in the 9th grade in the future.
Thank you ever so much.
January 13, 2008
i see what you are doing and i love it, it helps me understand how the soldiers felt back in the days of ww1.I am in the canadian military and me and my buddys are waiting for the next post, keep up the good work. Jeremy
For the life of me, I do not know how to access the letters. All I see are the comments. Please help! Thank you, London, Ontario
You're clearly on the main page as that's where you've entered the comment! You must have "opened" the comments so that some of the posts with loads of comments have "taken over". I suggest you start again at wwar1.blogspot.com and stick to the links on the left! BL