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A crowd-sourced tribute to thousands of people connected to the Battle of the Somme

Sara Coates for Rifleman James Lennox

Dedicated to Rifleman James Lennox

by Sara Coates

My Great Great Aunt nursed a young soldier who was injured on the Somme. On the 12th August 1916 she wrote:

‘Lennox died soon after 8 o’clock last night. Never have I seen such a slow, painful death. It was as if the boy was chained to earth for punishment. Towards the end it was agony for him to draw the little gasp breaths and I felt I must clap my hand over nose and mouth and quench the flickering flame. I am very glad for the boy to be away.’

Here’s an ever-burning candle for rifleman Lennox.