Life on the front line in the First World War

Harold George Macklon was a soldier in the East Surrey Regiment of the British Army 1914-1918. Private Macklon fought on the front at Loos and Meroc in France and guarded German prisoners of war. Shortly after his return to Britain, Harold wrote a journal of his adventures in the Great War - an honest tale of trenches, battlefields and modest bravery. With the addition of some fascinating family history, facts about World War One and life in 1900's London - Shall I get to Blighty? was created - a unique biography of this tragic period of history. As we approach the centenary of The War to End All Wars, we now seek a publisher for the book Shall I get to Blighty? so others may read Harold's story.
 
Mandy Stidard - Harold's great niece. 

 

Before the war Harold had led a comfortable, and somewhat sheltered existence.
Above: A member of the cricket team - Harold is first left, middle row.
Below: Badge of the East Surrey Regiment.

 

 

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