Remembering Private John Murch 5th Battalion CEF
On this day in 1917, my great uncle John Murch was posted as missing in action at Arras. His family never gave up hope he would return and searched pictures of soldiers in the press in case he had lost his memory and appeared in one of the photos. His body was never recovered. My father was named after him and I am currently writing a book for the family about his war and his death at age 25. I never knew him, but my heart does feel his loss now I have found out so much about him.
RIP John Murch