Henry, as a former soldier 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 soldier who lost his life in the service of his country. 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.” You were laid to rest with 19 other members of our regiment in the Spoilbank Cemetery, which is 5km south of Ypres. I am not sure in which fighting you suffered your mortal wound, nor which Lincolns unit you served with, although it was most probably in one of the several battles of Ypres or in that of Messines. I trust that the Guard of Honour at your graveside fired the traditional salute to a fallen comrade. The majority of our comrades in the Lincolns who fell at this time in the Salient are commemorated on the Menin Gate, so I would imagine anyone visiting your grave at the appropriate time each day, given good weather conditions, might just be able to hear the sounding of the Last Post at the Menin Gate Memorial by the local buglers, which can be considered to be also in your honour. But you are 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. In addition to your gravestone at Spoilbank, I trust that you were also commemorated on your home town war memorial. I offer my sympathy to your relatives who mourned your sacrifice.  Rest in Peace.  Harry.  

Henry Harrison