I had decided to book a four day tour of the battlefields then the following week, lo and behold I came across an old trunk that has not been opened for at least 70 years, it revealed my great uncle s photo, his mother s photo and all documents pertaining to his death in the battle of Bazentin -Le -Petit, France.
The medal came in a box with this cover on it . A certificate inside reads...... An exact replica of the medal which was designed in Germany and distributed to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania. This indicates the true feeling the War Lords endeavor to stimulate, and is proof positive that such crimes are not merely regarded favourably, but are given every encouragement in the land of Kultur.
TERRY WHENHAM IS WALKING THE SOMME PLEASE SPONSOR I had been considering for some time how I could become
involved in marking this important event whilst supporting a good cause.
I have decided to take part in a 75 mile sponsored walk over
just 3 days along the British sector of the old Western Front between Albert
(the British base during the infamous Battle of the Somme) and Ypres, which was
the scene of 4 battles during the war. The walk will arrive in Ypres on the 100
year anniversary of the start of the 1st Battle of Ypres, 19th
The walk will be dedicated to my Great Uncle Henry who was
killed during the Battle of the Somme aged just 20. The start of the walk is very
close to where Henry was mortally wounded. I will also be remembering my
Grandfather Arthur and we will be passing the spot where he carried out his
brave action for which he was awarded the DCM for gallantry in May 1915. My chosen charity is the ABF Soldiers Charity (http://www.soldierscharity.org/). Further Reading http://www.justgiving.com/TerryWhenham