MYSTERY OF A LONGWOOD SOLDIER.
[I have not written about casualties before, but this account is unusual in focussing on the effect on the family left at home.
The story does not, of course, have a happy ending. The Commonwealth War Graves website records Lance Corporal George Baines, aged 29, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, as one of the men killed during the Gallipoli campaign. His name appears on the Helles Memorial to the nearly 21,000 men of the Commonwealth who died during the campaign and have no known grave.
I don't know when Mrs Baines was told that he was presumed to be dead. We can only wonder when she stopped hoping to hear that he was still alive.]