I am sorry that I do not know your Christian name. I do not know the circumstances of your death, but, as a former Lincolns Lance Corporal myself, I can still salute you as the brave NCO you undoubtedly were, who died in the service of his country in the Spring of 1917 in the Battle of Arras. You were laid to rest in Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais. 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. I also trust you were commemorated on your home town war memorial.  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. I offer my sympathy to your relatives who mourned your sacrifice. Rest in Peace. Harry

Henry Harrison