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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 - January 1919


---------------SICKNESS:- During the month the health of the Battalion
was good, theprevailing disease was I.C.T.

----------------Commanding 9th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

31. Battalion Scabies Inspection and Baths. 11th Dispersal Draft of 14 O.R. left Battalion.
30. Route March
29. Company Training. Education classes.
28. Interior economy. 70th L.T.M.S. absorbed into the 9th Y. & L. Regt.
27. The Battalion moved to MONTECCHIA DI CROSSARA. 10th Dispersal Draft of 15 O.R. left Batt.
26. Church Services were held during the day. A lecture on Modern Rome was given by Dr. Ashby.
25. Route March. Education classes. 9th Dispersal Draft -- 16 O.R. left the Battalion.
24. Company Training, Education classes. Baths.
23. Route March. Education Classes.
22. Corps Commander inspected all officers and O.R. entitled to 1914 -1915 Star. A Lecture on "Rome" was given by Dr. Ashby, Head of the British School, Rome.
21. Route March. Education classes. Battalion Concert.
20. Company training. Baths. Education classes. 8th Dispersal Draft of 2 officers and 20 O.R. left Battalion.
19. Church services were held during the day.
18. Route March. Education classes. 7th Dispersal Draft of 21 O.R. left Battalion.
17. Company training. Baths. Education classes. 6th Dispersal Draft of 1 officer and 27 O.R. left battalion.
16. Battalion paraded for photograph, but owing to inclement weather, could not be taken.
15. Company Training. Physical Drill. Baths. Education classes.
14. Route March. Education classes. Honours and Awards - New Year Gazette:-
---------------------------Temp/Lieut: Col: S.D. Rumbold, D.S.O., M.C.
---------------------------Temp?Lieut: (a/Capt) H.S. Gawler
---------------------------Temp/2nd Lt. J.H. Pearse (on estab. of Brigade H.Q.)
---------------------------No. 34689 Temp/Sergt. Major Pullen, G.W.
----------------------------Temp/Lieut. Col. S.D. Rumbold, C.M.G., D.S.O., M.C.
----------------------------Major (Acting Lieut. Col.) F.Colley, D.S.O.
----------------------------Quartermaster & Temp/ Lieut: C.R. Kilvert
----------------------------Temp/2nd Lieut. R. Stevenson, M.C.

----------------------------No 16847 Sergt. Dungworth C.H., M.M.
--------------------------------7722 C.S.M. Cooke, W.H., D.C.M.
-------------------------------40066 L/Cpl. Coultish, C.
-------------------------------24372 L/Cpl. Senior T.A.
-------------------------------17742 Sergt. Southward, R.
-------------------------------10043 Sergt. Buxton, E.

13. Company training. Baths. 5th Dispersal Draft of 27 O.R. left Battalion.
12. Church Services during the day. Re-organisation of the Battalion. "C" Company absorbed "A" Company and "D" Company absorbed by "B" Company"
11. Battalion Physical drill with arms. Education classes. Baths.
10. Company training. Education classes.
9. Route march. Education classes. Baths. Battalion Concert
8. Second in command inspected all companies in full marching order. Education classes.
7. Route march. Education classes. Football match 9th Y. & L. v 8th K.O.Y.L.I. Baths
6. Interior economy. Education classes. 4th Dispersal Draft - 26 O.R. left Battalion.
5. Church Services. Baths
4. Route March. Education classes. 3rd Dispersal Draft- 53 O.R. left Battalion.
3. Company training. Semi final of the Divisional Boxing Competition. Education classes.
Route March
1. Final Stage of Rifle Meeting. Results:-

1st Prize. Pte C Ple3ce.--------Score 61 points.
2nd Prize. C.Q.M.S. Hinchcliffe-- "-- 60--- "
3rd Prize Sergt. Rolf. ---- - -- -----"-- 57---
4th Prize. Pte . Nettleship
- -------"-- 57--- "
5th Prize. C.Q.M.S. Gough
- -- ----"-- 57--- "
6th Prize. C.S.M. Cooke
- -- -------"-- 57--- "

Church Service for R.Cs.