A life in the trenches – in war and peace – for ‘Brampton Boy’

Chris Loveridge spent most of his remarkable life in the trenches – through two wars and laying gas pipes in peacetime – as his grandson David Middleton has discovered.

AS WITH MANY THINGS IN LIFE, you put them to the back of your mind and think “I will do that one day”. It was only as we approach the centenary of the Great War that I decided to find out a little more about the part my own grandfather, Christopher Loveridge, had played…

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