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Welcome to The Path of the Remembered,

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

Sheila Haigh Nee Mitchell for Gunner William ‘Billy’ Mitchell

Dedicated to Gunner William 'Billy' Mitchell

by Sheila Haigh Nee Mitchell

My Grandad Billy Mitchell (second left, on one knee), was a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery, saw action in the Somme and was mentioned in dispatches.

Thankfully, he came home (via Special Railway Ticket issued at Heaton Park Dispersal Station) to Radcliffe – and to his sweetheart and later wife, Eveline (my Grandma).

This square is dedicated to him, his unknown friends in the photo and the countless unlucky ones who didn’t get to receive their ticket home.

Lest we forget.