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.
As I drove home today I was rivited to a radio broadcast featuring this blog and these wonderful letters. I look forward to following them. Thank goodness they were saved!
ps. I was listening to "The World" on "National Public Radio." Dallas, Texas. USA
Thank you for sharing your family and a look to our past. My English heritage runs deep through my Texas roots I just became aware of this site and will be catching up with the postings. The blog was introduced through a computer site. Dallas/ Ft Worth Texas
little brother said...
I listened to BH yesterday. I'm looking forward to catching up on the year! I too would be interested to see the original letters. Thanks for all your efforts. Bob
I had seen your storie on MSNBC, I think that it is great anytime we can take a look in the past. You have made your grandfather come alive again and that is great. I also just purchased a book called Behind The Lines by Andrew Carroll, it is a book of letters from as far back as the Civial War. Can't wait to see the outcome to this blog.