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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.

August 1917


METEREN

1st -5th

The Battn in Billets in the METEREN area. Training continued.
3rd
Bn Route march with Advance and rear Guards.
4th
All ranks have their S.B.R's tested & fitted under supervision of M.O.
6th
Bn left the METEREN area at 11 am & marched to CAESTRE & entrained for ARQUES, then by march route to camp1 mile N of ARQUES. Bn reached camp by 7.15 pm.
ARQUES
ALQUINES
7th
Bn left ARQUES at 10 am & marched to billets at ALQUINES, JOURNY arriving there by 7pm. Bn remained there until 8th inst.
9th
Bn left the ALQUINES area at 9.45 am & marched to billets in NORTLEVLINGHEM arriving in billets by 1 pm.
NORTLEVLINGHEM
10th
Bn left NORTLEVLINGHEMat 4.30 pm and marched to WATTEN station entraining at 12.45 am on the 11th for PROVEN, thence by march route to tunnelling camp at ST JANSTER BEIZEN. Bn reached camp by 8.30 am.
ST JANSTER BEIZEN
11th to 12th
Bn at tunnelling camp . Programmes of work were issued & carried out - including, artillery formation, ceremonial drill, intensive digging and company training. Specialists received careful attention
23rd
Bn left camp at 8 am & marched to DOMINION CAMP, arriving at 1 pm
DOMINION CAMP
24th
Bn in camp. Thorough inspection of platoons carried out by platoon commanders.
CHATEAU SEGARD
25th

The Bn less transport & Details left behind, moved to CHATEAU SEGARD by motor lorry, leaving camp at 2.30 pm & arriving at destination at 5 pm.
26th
Bn at CHATEAU SEGARD
27th
Bn left CHATEAU SEGARD at 6 pm & marched by companies to ZILLEBEKE BUND, arriving there at 8 pm.
ZILLEBEKE BUND
28th, 29th

Bn in brigade reserve at ZILLEBEKE BUND
30th
Bde relieved by 7th Bde.
The Bn left ZILLEBEKE BUND at 6.45 pm & moved to the ASYLUM YPRES. Thence by motor lorries to WIPPENHOEK area. Bn arrived in camp at K 30 c 3. 0. about 10 pm.
K 30 c 3. 0.
31st
Bn in camp at
K 30 c 3. 0.

2 comments:

sarah said...

this is like totally incredable i cant believe that you could remember all this i can scarecly remember what i had for breakfast today but dang! thats alot of stuff to remember!

Anonymous said...

This is facinating to me as my own Father served with the US Army in France during this war. We have some of his letters home but not nearly as much detail as is here. I don't remember that he talked much about his time in the war when I was a small child and so any details and information are welcome tidbits of my own Father's history. He was 52 years old when I was born and I lost him when I was only 18.