2851 PRIVATE A. LAMMAS.
A FURTHER TRAGIC TWIST
The further you investigate an individual involved in the conflict you very often uncover other backstories associated with them.
Here is such a case.
From the "Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Weekly Messenger," dated January 5th, 2901:
"DEATH OF A SIDEMOOR MAN"
"4313 Private E. Harrison, whose death from enteric fever, at Reitfontein, on Christmas Eve, was reported last week, is a Sidemoor man. He was in the Militia Reserve, and was drafted out to South Africa last Easter, being posted to the 2nd Worcestershire Regiment. Private Harrison was 25 years of age, and he leaves a widow and four children. Two of the children cannot walk, one being born since the deceased left for the front. Mrs. Harrison's experience has been an exceptionally sad one. In February her brother, Private A. Lammas, of the 2nd Worcesters was killed in action at Slingersfontein; and now her soldier-husband is dead, she is left a widow with a family of young children whose ages range from 7 months to 5 years."
Some families always bear more than their fair share of sacrifice in times of war....