Telegram sent in 1918 to the Pauline family, announcing the death of their son Victor. c. Kathleen Paulin

On this day in 1918 2nd Lt Victor Reginald Paulin, RAF died.  His plane crashed near St Omer, France.  He was buried in the cemetery there.

His loss was a great blow to his family, who mourned his loss.

The family had the following placed on his tombstone:

“HE LEFT ALL ROSE UP AND FOLLOWED HIM”

And so a hundred years later I honour his short life, and remember the cost of war.

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