From Corky. Both my Grandfathers were killed in WW1 but I didn't get my interest in it from those facts. As a little boy of 7 or 8 I read the newspaper to an old lady sick in bed. She gave me her son's effects. He had been an officer in the Hallamshire Reg, Charles Budd. I never lost my interest and it was dynamised by discovering the fate of my grandfathers. I was for a time a battle-field tour guide and I have written a book "Corky's War" the Diary of s stretcher bearer. if JOe Curran would like to see film of the crew of an armed trawler shooting mines with a .303 he would do well to acquire the DVD/TV documentary "Hull at War" part 2 which I researched wrote and presented. With regard to my paternal grandfather GH Fairfax East Yorks KIA Neuve Chapelle March 24th 1915 I had a strange experience. In 1970 I bought the "Death Penny" (The large Bronze medal given the families of the KIA. I shall write a post relating to this later) of a soldier Seth Heap. In 1984 visiting the grave of my grandfather at Houplines in France I was shocked to find that Seth Heap was in the same cemetery. I then found that they had been killed on the same day together.