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.
Thanks for posting these. Very interesting reading. I only found out about it when I heard you interview on radio 5 Live on 13/7/7. Looking forward to more.
Hi Thanks so much for your letters. I am a mere 51 and have no experience of war nor wish to have.I too heard your interview on Radio 5 and as I was driving pulled over to make a note of the site. I live in Notts and worked for a while at Stanton Ironworks and have fond memories of the area. Keep up the good work
Thank you for creating this blog. Also heard your article on Radio 5 Live. I have just caught up on all the entries to date - it's absorbing. I will continue to follow up. Best regards, Sally
I just received scans of the letters my great-grandfather wrote to his family--and vice versa--during WWI, while he was stationed with the American North Russian Expeditionary Forces. I'll be posting them on my blog as well.
I look forward to reading more of your letters and comparing them with my own family's.