My primary blog is a family history blog and I love reading family stories. Sometimes, like this time, they are so very sad. I'm so sorry.
A sorrowful loss especially so close to the end of the fighting. RIP
My grandad fought with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, but made it home. His brother, like your great-uncle and so many others didn't. I am always cheered on these occasions to see that they have not been forgotten.
That's was very touching. Thank-you for sharing that with all of us. His memory will now live forever on the web. A small bit of immortality.