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John William Mariner VC – John had served in South Africa and India and then on the reserve, he won his VC for an action on 22nd May 1915 and died 1st Jult 1916.
Faces finally put to the lost souls of the Western Front...
A dedicated couple have spent 10 years tracking down the family histories of some of the 72,000 British troops still 'missing' from the Somme.
Ken and Pam Linge from Northumberland have spent 10 years researching the thousands of British soldiers who were lost during the ill-fated offensive of 1916, and have finally put faces to some of the names engraved in history.
They have also revealed the fascinating stories and diverse backgrounds behind some of the men who are listed on Lutyen's famous Thiepval Memorial in France as having no known grave.
Their work has resulted in a new book titled 'Missing But Not Forgotten' that documents 230 of these men.