Yesterday I opened an email that had been sent from England on December 10th by a volunteer at the Seaford Museum in Sussex which cares for the graves of Commonwealth service men of the First World War who are buried in the cemetery there. The request was for any information about Harold Constantine Grubb, an 18-year-old Jamaican member of the British West India Regiment who had died in Seaford - on December 13, 1915 - exactly 100 years ago tomorrow.
I worked at finding information on Private Grubb until the early hours of the morning, and did find some information which I will put on the page I have started, linked to this post, and will put more as I find it.
As we, in our own times, get the reports of more people dying as the result of various conflicts and struggles for power, we remember all the generations, of young men especially, who have died throughout human history in what are still essentially 'tribal' struggles of one sort or another - 'when will we ever learn, when will we ever learn?'
Harold Constantine Grubb