Collection

The novel Major Tom’s War is fictional, but only just.  It began its decade-long journey into print as a transcript of the author’s grandfather’s war diary, crammed with photographs, letters, postcards and posters he sent back to his future wife 1914 – 1918.

When completed later this year, the collection will display every individual item (over 400 in total) within the family archive digitally, plus some of the additional images and documentation Vee Walker has collected during her research trips to Bavay which relate to its mayor Gaston Derome.

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Tom's account of Battle of Loos, page two

He concludes with a paragraph dated October 20th 1915 which explains what went wrong

23 September 1915 - 26 October 1915

Tom's account of Battle of Loos, page two