This tells the story of Philip Bent - born in Canada but educated at Ashby Boys' Grammar School. Trained for a career at sea, instead he joined the Army in 1914, serving with the 9th Battalion of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed, leading a counter-attack against the Germans at Polygon Wood during the Battle of Passchendaele. His bravery earned him a posthumous Victoria Cross. The book is well illustrated.
No. 21 June 2019 - WW2 Memoirs of a schoolboy evacuee - WW2 Evacuation of children from towns and cities - Archbishop of Canterbury and the Coleorton Beaumonts - St Helen’s church revivified - Mediaeval coal mining in Coleorton - History of St. Helen’s Parish Rooms