Meet the Webmaster

 

This is the face behind the Huntingdonshire Cyclist website - holding the medals of my Grandfather,

Horace Jaikens, whose answers to the question "What did you do in the war Granddad?" started me of on the

 research of the history of the Battalion and all of the men that passed through their ranks.

The inscription reads.

"1454 - Pte. Horace Jaikens The Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion - Whilst serving with the 1/8th Battalion the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Private Jaikens was wounded by machine gun fire and taken prisoner on 27th August 1916 at Aveluy Wood on the Somme.  He spent the remainder of the war as a P. O. W. of the Germans."

The photograph is courtesy of Bill Mack - who can't be held responsible for the subject matter!

The medals are my Grandfathers and have just been superbly set in a frame by Roy Litchfield.    

2013

Douglas Smith - my father and Henry Allingham at the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at Thiepval Memorial. Martyn Smith [Webmaster] - with Henry Allingham at the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at Thiepval Memorial.
 

If you can help with any data on this Huntingdonshire Cyclist please contact me at huntscycles@btinternet.com

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17/11/2013

Martyn Smith