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.
Listened to your interview. Fascinating. I have just returned from a music tour with my Big Band to Belgium. On the way back we stopped in Ypres for a battlefield tour. One of the most moving experiences of my life. The students were stunned to silence at the enormity of it all. Fantastic blog. How did you link the broadcast to the blog? (If you don't mind me asking.. Keep up the good work... I've added links to it on my department blog for the students to follow as well.