Trenches at Sanctuary Wood, Ypres
Looking for Ashley
film by Katy
Katy from The Chase High School in Malvern goes searching for a relative killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Although his body was never found, she finds his name on a First World War Memorial and re-reads his last letter home.
At Thiepval in France, Katy finds the name of a long lost relative engraved on the memorial.
She knows very little about Second Lieutenant Ashley McGain, except that he lived on the Isle of Mann.
She does have a copy of the last letter he wrote home to his mother, a few days before being killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
The letter is read out to Katy and her friends from The Chase High School in Malvern, during a memorable trip to the French and Belgian battlefields.
last updated: 05/11/2008 at 12:34