LETTER: Please sponsor Peter - he deserves our support

William Case at the grave of his son, Somme.

William Case at the grave of his son, Somme. - Credit: Archant

Cecil was killed at the Somme on June 23 1916 - he was just 17. He was serving with the 1st/7th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment.

William Case, grave of his son, Somme.

William Case, grave of his son, Somme. - Credit: Archant

My father, who was working on the railway at the time, cycled to France to visit the grave shortly after the war.

I contacted Peter after reading about his planned cycle ride to the Somme, to see if he would be able to visit my uncle’s grave. He was so kind and very helpful and managed to find all sorts of additional information for me, including a picture of how my uncle’s grave looks today.

Peter really deserves our support and I would encourage people to donate. He is looking to raise £1,300 for SSAFA - the services charity. You can make a donation http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/pjbsomme16

DERRICK CASE


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