About the Author
Martin Bashforth is a history graduate of the Universities of Sheffield and York, a retired archivist and a freelance historian. Pioneering the use of family history methods to shine new light on the past, he researched the story of the men of 11th DLI, including his own grandfather, for ten years. He has published articles in Great War Journal and contributed to People and Their Pasts, ed. P. Ashton and H.Kean (Palgrave 2009).