4177 L/cpl Wilfred Spelman H.A.C.
From my Great uncles war diary on the Somme AUG 16th 1916 "Today is a red letter (or black letter?) day. It is exactly one year since I in my innocence toddled up to Armoury House in City road & took the oath, which led to several – yes you guess what I am about to write – so enough!! Suffice to say that I am glad to have gone through it, but like a million and one others sincerely trust it will not be necessary again. Also an equally earnest hope that it is nearer the end than the beginning". 4177 L/Cpl Wilfred Spelman H.A.C. Missing on the Somme Remembered on the Thiepval memorial to the missing.