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 in the Suez Canal Zone, 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. In very wet conditions the British 3rd and 4th armies opened the attack near Cambrai on September 18th 1918. We read in an official account that “The Lincolns carried Vaucelette Farm” and with other regiments “entered Gauche Wood, fought a hard battle and took many prisoners”. Sadly, in this action our Regiment suffered many casualties. You were laid to rest in Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, some 15km south of Cambrai, where thirtytwo other members of our regiment also were laid to rest. Others of our comrades who also died in this fighting and have no known grave were commemorated on local memorials. 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 Gouzeaucourt I trust that you were also commemorated on your home town war memorial. You are all also remembered every year at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, when the parade is at the attention while the Queen’s Colour and the National Standard are dipped in salute as the Last Post is sounded.  I offer my sympathy to your relatives who mourned your sacrifice.  Rest in Peace.  Harry.  

Henry Harrison