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Katy has been searching for one of her relatives who was killed in the Battle of the Somme.
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LOOKING FOR ASHLEY
By Katy
When Katy went on a school trip to Thiepval in France she found the name of a long lost relative engraved on a First World War memorial.

Katy didn’t know very much about Second Lieutenant Ashley McGain except that he lived on the Isle of Mann. But 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.

Her teacher read this letter out to Katy and her classmates during their tour of French and Belgium battlefields.

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Title:
LOOKING FOR ASHLEY
Contributor:
Katy
Length:
2.08 mins
Date:
05 Nov 2008
Source:
Video Nation Hereford and Worcester
Region:
England - West
Categories:
Identity
Memories


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