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.
Wonderful blog (in both concept and content), the idea really resonated with me as I am working on genealogy research for my family's history.
I wanted to share a link to a news program that ran on Public Radio here in the States (I heard it on my local station here in San Francisco). It was a nice piece about your blog and lead me to you....
You can listen to this news bit at the following link: http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/10827
Eagerly waiting for the next letter in the story...
Really good blog - my father and two of his close relatives fought in WW1 - two in Gallipoli and one in France - sadly my Father was the only one to survive -badly wounded but alive - these letters make it so much more real - what brave young men - thank you - Sheila