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After Amiens – 38th (Welsh) Division


It happened in the barber’s where my mother had taken me when I was a young child. ‘Mummy, why is that man making funny noises?’ The wheezing, rattling and muted bubbling sound stopped briefly as he turned to look at me, expressionless, then nodded towards my mother and turned away. My mother gave a very, very sharp tug on my coat sleeve. ‘Shhh!…

10 July 1916 : 2/Lt. Cyril Arthur Charles Aitkens


Son of Albert John Aitkens, of Paddock Wood, Kent and Ada Louise (née Knight, daughter of the Lord Mayor of London). Educated Eversley School, Southwold and Eastbourne College Cyril was articled to the N.E.Marine Engineering Works for 5 years, volunteered on the outbreak of war, when he obtained his first appointment in the Tyne Electrical En…