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.
Great BLOG and I am sure it will be read and followed by many of us here in Canada that are part of the CEFSG (Canadian Expeditionary Study Group). We have an index page of Canadian Soldier Blogs and we an add your site to that list if you wish to do an exchange listing. You will find us at http://cefww1soldiername.blogspot.com/ which is the standard format (change the name to get to the individual blogs). Richard Laughton, Milton Ontario CANADA
This interesting blog makes me recall a poignant, evocative song about WWI front lines, called "Foxhole", by the '70s NYC alternative band Television. I don't know of other songs about WWI by any rock band, making it unique, so far as I can tell. YouTube has a live BBC version from '78. In case it may be to some readers' musical tastes, here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/2fpswt
Let's try this again. Texas Yank here. Find this really fasinating. Just read several of the Wordsworth Military Library Series on WWI (Mons, Loos, 1916 Somme, Jutland). This puts a face to it. Thanks.