Every year I think about my great-grandfather Albert Edward Crust who died 1917 in Belgium.
His grave is one of those amongst the emotive lines of white crosses seen across fields in Europe.
Albert’s wife was pregnant with my grandfather, George Crust, at the time of his death. George never met his Dad.
George Crust went on to serve as a Sgt Major in WWII. George’s own war story is remarkable.
He received a message whilst on duty abroad telling that his brother had died in action. He didn’t believe his brother would be so careless as to be killed and went looking for him. After several days travelling and searching he found his brother injured, but alive in hospital!
By Daniel Curran, MD of Finders