I am sorry that I do not know your Christian name. I am not aware of the precise circumstances of your death, nor what caused it, but, as a former Lance Corporal in the 1st Lincolns myself, doing my National Service in 1950, I am pleased to be given this opportunity to salute you as a brave NCO who lost his life in the service of his country. Many of the burials in Aubigny took place when our comrades did not recover from wounds after treatment in the 42nd CCS, which was situated nearby in the Pas de Calais from March 1916 until the Armistice. You were laid to rest in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension where 25 other members of our regiment also were laid to rest. I can but quote the memorial hymn again, “All you had hoped for, all you had you gave to save mankind – yourself you scorned to save.”  I trust that the Guard of Honour at your graveside fired the traditional salute to a fallen comrade. In addition to your gravestone at Aubigny, I trust that you were also commemorated on your home town war memorial. My sympathy to your relatives who mourned your sacrifice.  Rest in Peace.  Harry.  

Henry Harrison