He was 28 my grandmother died of spanish flu whilst he was away. They left 6 children left to God and good neighbours to bring up. Those brave young boys were called The Gateshead Ghurkas. There is a book of that name cannot remember the name of the author. I have a sketch of the Butte drawn by a war artist on the Somme. We must never forget especially 5th November. In Durham Cathedral there is a book for the DLI and on 5th November it is open and the names all those brave men are written down..
Very sad medal was on ebay.
I would like to think that those two young men were friends and a comfort to each other.
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