In the three years since the tremendously far-sighted people of Somerton and Frome prodded me into the spotlight by taking me as their MP, I’ve received tens of thousands of emails and hundreds of letters. I’ve met with hundreds of the country’s finest constituents at countless MP surgeries.
Over 1 million servicemen and women from Britain and the Commonwealth were lost or killed during the First World War. That is a difficult number to really get to grips with, a figure so large that it can become an abstraction. The actual figure is 1,115,471.