Saturday, November 3, 2007

120-Year-Old World War One Vet Blogs His Wartime Experiences

Mr. William Henry Bonser Lamin, of Ilkeston, England, has been blogging his daily World War One experiences online for the past year or so. I presume he is having some help from a 'medium' of some sort, possibly in the form of a descendant and with the use of his war diaries. Each day, a page of his diary from today's date is added, ninety years after it was written. This is an excellent blog and I recommend it highly to anyone with an interest in World War One or the common soldier's war experiences.

Below is Mr. Lamin's weblog profile:

William Henry Bonser Lamin
Age: 120
Gender: Male
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Zodiac Year: Rat
Industry: Manufacturing
Occupation: Laceworker
Location: Ilkeston : Derbyshire : United Kingdom
Audio Clip
About Me
Born in August 1887 in Awsworth Notts, to Henry and Sarah Lamin. Elder Sisters Catherine (Kate) and Agnes (Annie) and Elder brother John (Jack). Educated at Awsworth Board School, just outside Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England.
wife Ethel
Baby son Willie and little Connie
Favorite Movies
Haven't managed to see one yet.
The web address for Mr. Lamin's blog is:
The writer keeps a seperate blog for viewer comments, which are almost as good as the blog itself. These are found at


Richard Havers said...

Hi Rob,this is certainly worth checking out.

My friend Chris Tiffney has just been sent a memoir of life in the First world War that we are thinking of trying to get published. These insights into the horrors of WW1 offer a lesson for all of us.

r morris said...

The men of WWI were an amazingly brave lot. Did you see my blog today from 'the BEEB' on WWI vets that are still with us?

I think your friend and you ought to do all you can to get the story out. It is our duty.

Thanks for the comment. :)