Sunday, March 18, 2012

My Great Uncle Bernard

Going through the huge box of family photos I came across this one of my Uncle Bernard Bailey - he was in the Sherwood Foresters in WW1 and died on the Somme in 1916 - his name is on the Thiepval memorial. I have been researching this branch of the family recently, along with my dad and also Gary, the webmaster of the Huthwaite website (where our family is from) . He came up with a cutting from the local paper about him, published when his death was announced. It makes very moving reading - Bernard seems like a chap I would have loved to have known :(