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'The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme 1916' reflections by Rev. Dr Robert Beaken


‘A slightly amended version of this article first appeared in the Church Times'. I once met an old lady in a parish in Sheffield who had been a schoolgirl in that city at the beginning of the battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916. She remembered playing in the street with other children a few days later when the postman arrived and delivered letters …

30 December 1917 : Battery Sergeant Ernest George Harlock


  Colourisation of the original black and white photograph of Ernest Harlock by Calian Chevin.   Ernest's father was John (carter on a farm) and Emily Harlock. The family lived on a farm with all the family, in due course, engaged as carters or agricultural labourers.  Age 15 in at the 1901 Census, Ernest was at home his parents and siblings: Wi…