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 and who was interred in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, 13km from Arras, together with 25 other members of our regiment. Most of our comrades who were not identifiable when the roll was called after the local fighting, which took place at various times between the Spring of 1916 when the main battle was at its height, and August 1918, when the advance to victory began, were therefore commemorated on the Arras Memorial with over 600 other members of our regiment.  Sadly, you were involved in at least one of the several Battles of Arras, and possibly more than one, and died in this fighting. I trust that the Guard of Honour at your graveside at Saulty fired the traditional salute to a fallen comrade. 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 you were also 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