Amanda Walker works for Kirklees Museums and Galleries and is a Countryside Ranger at Oakwell Hall in Birstall. Moved by family stories from the First World War, she embarked on a journey to the official international Somme Centenary Commemorations at the Thiepval Memorial, France on 1 July 2016. Inspired by their family history, she and her mum, Eileen, embarked on an emotional journey.
'I went with my mum as my great grandfather was a stretcher bearer and was blown up in the September at Bullecourt. He was lucky to survive but we discovered the trauma he must have gone through from the ambulance division's war diaries'.