THANKS to Roy Mauger for getting in touch following our piece on Weymouth soldiers who were killed in the Middle East during the First World War.

Roy got in touch on behalf of his wife Monica, née Guppy, about her uncle Harold Guppy.

Sergeant Harold Guppy DCM lived in Preston, Weymouth, and was killed in action, aged 21, at the Battle of El Mughar in Palestine on November 13 1917. He served in the Dorset Yeomanry (Queens Own).

Roy and Monica forwarded on a letter from Harold's commanding officer to his parents showing their son's service record.

A painting showing the Battle of El Mughar was on display at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall and there was a print of it in Weymouth Museum. The Battle of El Mughar took place as the British Army advanced through Palestine towards Jerusalem. The Dorset Yeomanry killed many of their Turkish opponents and took more than 1,000 prisoners.

Sgt Harold Guppy was among the nine men who were killed, along with three officers. Some 43 were wounded. Sgt Harold Guppy is commemorated with a plaque in St Andrew's Church, Preston.

Thanks so much to Roy and Monica for getting in touch.

Historian Greg Schofield, who originally provided us with the information on fallen Weymouth soldiers for our tribute, tells us that his article didn't include Harold because he lived in Preston.

Greg explains: "All of my research was based on Weymouth War Memorial and at that time Weymouth was much smaller; it didn't include areas that are now in the borough such as Chickerell, Upwey, Preston or Wyke, and each of these produced their own War Memorials on which local dead were recorded.

"I'm sorry that my article didn't include Harold, but I hope the reasons are clear."