Tuesday of this week was the anniversary of the death of Percival Edward Murray, killed-in-action on 21/3/1918 on the Somme.
Percy was my husband's mother's cousin and you can read my #OnThisDay blogpost about himhere.
I found out about Percival's tragic death on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website and made the assumption that he was buried at the Faubourg d'Amiens cemetery. However, this isn't accurate.
A First World War battlefields expert, Mr Jim Smithson, saw my blogpost via Twitter and explained that Percival is not actually buried but commemorated at the cemetery.
There is an on-line archive on the CWGC website and this is the link to the page devoted to Percival Edward Murray which has more information than my first search revealed.
Many thanks to Mr Smithson for helping me to set the record straight (and for reading my blogpost too). His book A Taste Of Success. The First Battle Of The Scarpe. The Opening Phase Of The Battle Of Arras, 9-14 April 1917 (Wolverhampton Military Studies) is available from Amazon.
For a shocking insight into the magnitude of the fatalities at the Battle of the Somme listen to this sound-clip:
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