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.
wow I have just come across this blog and it looks really interesting. I am a history lover and have always been interested in the 20th century wars although I haven't been able to go as much in depth as I would have liked to. To follow the story of this individual sounds like a great plan. keep it up.
My Great Grandfather was at Gallipoli, then onto the Western front, where he was wounded 3 times He received the military medal and the croix de guerre. He came home in 1919. We only disvovered this about 5 years ago.His brother Harry was also killed in France. I am so pleased to have found this blog. I am adding you to my blogroll. cheers kim
One of the little known stories of Passchendaele is about a Canadian Indian named Pegamgabow. In the nights preceding the awesome clash, Peggy went behind enemy lines to return with detailed descriptions of where the German artillery and the various gun emplacements where located, all the way back to the German bivouac area. When the battle commenced the Canadians moved swiftly forward, with Peggy reporting from the flanks. they knocked out all the guns and captured the bivouac area. Then Peggy went back to find the relief party, lost in no-man's-land, guided them to the other troops, then guided the fighting unit back behind the lines. It was an enormous shock to the German generals to find that in all the chaos, a complete and successful military mission had been achieved, and many of those generals mentioned it in their memoirs. Peggy was awarded the Military Medal.