I’ve been reading about my Great-Grandad in the First World War.
He joined-up with the 18th (King’s Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry) Batallion, formed in Liverpool in 1915.
He died on 28th March 1918 in the Somme, following the heaviest bombardment by German artillery of the war, under the command of Ludendorff, who tried to make a last-ditch, do-or-die attack to split the Allies and drive up to Boulogne; this offensive failed.
He is buried at Pozieres Memorial CWGC.
Lest we forget