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.
From 1st March 1918 the leap year in 2008 takes the synchronicity of the days and dates away. Decision: I will publish letters a day in advance so that the days of the week coincide, rather than the date.
"New" readers please note that the entries on each page are in reverse order, oldest at the bottom.
It doesn't work quite like a book. To make sense of the whole blog, take the link to the "First Posts", work from the bottom entry upwards and then take the "Newer posts" link at the bottom of each page for the next installment.
The set of postage stamps dedicated to the World War One servicemen is now available. Followers of Harry's progress may wish to buy the "Harry Sheet", six stamps with Harry's picture and a short quotation from one of his letters. The complete set celebrates six different servicemen, with quotations from each. The set is also available through the website.
To see details of what is on offer, and how to order click here.