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.
I also got the intro via Radio4 - please keep up the excellent work. One of the most moving experiences anyone can have is a guided tour of the WWI area around Ypres and Paschendale. It makes grown men cry, and maybe ought to be compulsory for all schoolkids.
Richard & Ali said...
I too heard about this on Radio 4. I think you are doing an amazing thing by bringing this to the rest of the world. Harry would be so proud.
What a fantastic collection of memories.
Thank you so much for sharing.
I am hooked and can't wait for the next letter. I can only imagine how Harry's wife and brother must have felt waiting for news.