Thursday, July 12, 2007

WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier

WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier. This is a blog transcribing the letters of British soldier Harry Lamin from the front lines of World War I. Harry's grandson posts each dispatch exactly 90 years after they were written.

This is a great idea for sharing a personal history online. Others have done this with public domain material with blogs but I think this is the first World War One I have seen.

Harry Hamlin was born 1888 in Awsworth Notts, to Henry and Sarah Lamin. He had an elder sister Catherine (Kate) and and llder brother John (Jack). He was educated at Awsworth Board School, just outside Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England. What happens to Harry? The blog notes, "To find out Harry's fate, follow the blog!" I am interested in what happens to Harry so I guess I am going to have to keep reading this blog.

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