Alfred, I do not know the circumstances of your death, nor why your remains were not recovered from the field of battle, but I can still salute you as the brave soldier you undoubtedly were, who died in the service of his country and who was commemorated on the Menin Gate.  I trust you were also commemorated on your home town war memorial. As a former Lincolns soldier myself, I know the sincere meaning of the Last Post, sounded in your honour by the buglers at the Menin Gate. My sympathy to your parents and other relatives who mourned your sacrifice. Rest in Peace. Harry.

Henry Harrison