Thousands follow soldier’s fate in WW1 “blog”
January 7th, 2008

Thousands of people have been following the fate of a British soldier fighting in the trenches of World War One on a Web site publishing his letters home exactly 90 years after they were written. [Reuters]

Like William Henry Bonser (“Harry”) Lamin’s real family almost a century ago, the modern reader visiting does not know when the next letter is coming, or whether the one they are reading is in fact his last.

Many are braced for the dreaded telegram from the army notifying relatives of a soldier’s death.

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