Today it is apt to remember those in our family who gave up their lives for their country all in WW1. From my husband's family, there is Private Bertie Harrison, 7th loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who died on the Somme on 5th July. He was my husband's mother's father. He left a widow and 4 children under 6 years old . . .
And below, his brother-in-law, Captain George Bird, MC & Bar, 10th Warwicks (and formerly the 17th Lancers) who died on 30th July, in the same bloodbath. He was my husband's great uncle. His body was never recovered and his name is on the Menin Gate . . . He is also remembered on the memorial on Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, as he was a Scarboro' lad.
And not forgetting my great uncle, Ben Bolt, for whom the Armistice came too late - he died in the final months of the war. I didn't even know he existed until a couple of years ago, as his loss was never mentioned in the family. I wish I had a photo of him.