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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.

War Diary - August 1918

note:- During the month the health of the Battalion was good. Prevailing diseases being I.C.T. and Dysentry.
(signed) G.A. Rumbold, Lieut.- Colonel Commanding 9th Battalion York & Lancaster Regt.

27th to 31st The day was devoted to work on the new camp. Each night two Companies worked on the communication trench and new Battalion Headquarters in the vicinity of CESUNA SWITCH.
26th The Battalion moved to a new camp on MT MAGNABOSCHI.
Billets and environs were improved during the day. The Commanding Officer reconnoitred a new position for the Battalion in which to concentrate. The Brigadier General and Brigade Major accompanied the Commanding Officer round the post line in CESUNA SWITCH.
24th Battalion was relieved by the 8th Battalion K.O.Y.L.I. Relief was complete by 11.30 pm. Battalion H.Qrs moved to MAGNABOSCHI. 'A' and 'B' Companies to the vicinity of POLYGON TRENCH on MT LEMERLE. 'C' and 'D' Companies to CESUNA TUNNEL.
23rd Considerable increase in enemy artillery fire during the day, a large number of shells falling on the N.W. slope Mt LEMERLE.
22nd Artillery quiet during the day. Working parties were continued at night.
21st Hostile artillery fire again active, in consequence of which two companies of the 8th Battalion K.O.L.I. moved down to CESUNA TUNNEL from MAGNABOSCHI.
20th Hostile artillery very active during the day, a number of shells falling in the vicinity of CESUNA. Work on PERGHELE TRENCH was continued.
19thLittle artillery fire during the day: At night the Brigadier General and Brigade Major accompanied the Commanding Officer round the post line in CESUNA SWITCH.
18th C. of E. Service was held at 3 pm in the CESUNA TUNNEL.
17th & 18th Reciprocal artillery fire during the day. At night a working aprty from 'A' Company improved PERGHELE TRENCH, and repaired camouflage on CESUNA ROAD.
16th The Battalion relieved the 1st battalion , South Staffordshire Regt. in the CESUNA SWITCH (left Brigade, left Divisional sector): relief was complete at mid night. Battalion HQrs and 'A' Company were in the CESUNA TUNNEL, the remaining three Companies occupying the SWITCH.
15th The Battalion proceeded by mule track from CAMISINO to MT. SERONA.
14th Khaki - drill clothing was withdrawn and service dress clothing issued. The Battalion marched from BERGANA to CAMISINO.
13th The Battalion moved by march route from MONTECCHIO - MAGGIORE to BEREGANA.
1st -13th Battalion in rest billets in MONTECCHIO - MAGGIORE, where a programme of continuous training was arranged and carried out on the following general lines.At 6am daily, Battalion paraded for inspection by the Commanding Officer, after which, Companies trained independently in Arms Drill Physical Drill and Bayonet Fighting, gas Drill, Musketry Drill, Close Order Drill, Hill Training by Platoons and Companies, attack Formations & c. Grouping and Application Practices were fired on the Range. Lectures were delivered by O.C. Companies and by Specialists. Tactical Exercises without troops were carried out by Officers. Occasional working parties on new rifle range.Various sports were held and concerts arranged in the evenings

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