Blue Insights
Published in

Blue Insights

On Finding My Great Uncle’s Grave

Too many graves © A Harrison

On the 8th September 1916, my great-uncle died from wounds sustained during the Battle of the Somme. Second Lieutenant Henry Byron, 1st/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, was twenty-two. His brother — my grandfather — enlisted at the age of fourteen, had a kidney shot out in Ypres, contracted TB while convalescing, and was shipped home with six months to live.




Creating and sharing emotions — Spark plugs to ignite your virtual humanity. Everyone deserves to be heard.

Recommended from Medium

27° Capricorn ~ The United States’ 1st Pluto Return

Forgotten Waterford Burial Sites: Gorton Family Cemetery (Crossroads)


Royal duvet cover set

404 Page Not Found : Business Big News

If You Must Think Of Feminism In The Wave Narrative, Here Are The Most Important Moments In The…


Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Anne Harrison

Anne Harrison

At 10 I discovered travel, books and philosophy. Now I pass my days with a camera in one hand, a notebook in the other, looking for the perfect coffee.

More from Medium

Day Tripping: December 3

These Flowers Are Innocent

Interpreting My Love of Cooking

The Hidden Story of Fr. Peyton and His Family That Prays Together Stays Together