As you will know 2016 is the year that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme launched on 1st July 1916, during World War 1.
However I was also intrigued to learn from some recent research that Lord Kitchener, made famous by the World War 1 recruiting poster above, died only weeks before this on the 5th June 1916, as the Framlingham Weekly News article below reported.
Framlingham Weekly News – Saturday 10th June 1916
Lord Kitchener had been aboard the ship H.M.S Hampshire on its way to Russia when it sank west of the Orkneys, hit either by a mine or a torpedo.
Passengers on the afternoon train to Framlingham brought this message that caused a profound shock and the news spread very quickly throughout the town and neighbourhood.
Days long before mobile phones and social media spread the news instantly across the globe!