Grandfather Lieut Ben Champion was there and in his diaries and letters during and after the war he writes that whenever it rained a lot it reminded him of the rain and mud at Gueudecourt/ Flers. So a form of PTSD example My book Ben and his Mates 1st Battalion 1915-1920 will be out soon through Echo / Barralier Publishing Canberra. Profits from each indidivual book will go to Soldier On, direct from the publisher.
Leeta please would you put / acknowledge the photos for Hollingworth ( group) Steele and Lanser are the photos that Ben took at the time - not later in the war, which I sent you. He was also there when the burial parties were sent in. Did I send you the co ordinates for Hollingworth burial? He was a family friend of Bens and his father was with the AMP in London and Ben sent his diaries and photographs over to Mr Hollingworth for safekeeping from the trenches -including those of the grave of his son.
Keep on with your work. if not thanked sufficiently now then in the years to come others will. Penny Ferguson