|Maurice Lait (centre) - listed as missing in WW1|
This is a photograph which has been added to our family record only recently.
I had already written some of the story of my 2nd cousin (three times removed), Private Maurice LAIT, on another blog post on this site which you can find <here>.
But one of the things which was missing from it was an actual photo of the man himself.
I received a message from a researcher who is looking into some of the deceased from 1916, to say that he had found this photo of my relative in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph newspaper.
At the time it was posted he had been listed as missing. It was a plea for information from his mother who was living in Buxton, Derbyshire.
Unfortunately, Maurice was found to have been killed in action on the 1st July 1916.
His name is listed on the Thiepval Memorial in France.
I am so grateful to the researcher who sent me this photograph. I had gathered a fair amount of information about my cousin, but what was missing was an actual image of him.
For this kind gesture, I am extremely grateful.