I wonder if anyone out there can help me? I am trying to trace what happened to my grandfather, L/Sgt John 'Jack' Lawson and his unit, 7th Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, during the 51st Highland Divisions' actions from the Maginot Line to their end at St.Valery-en-Caen. One of the major problems is that they were a Machine Gun Bn, which meant they would be dispersed in amongst the Bdes of the 51st, been attached and detached as the tactical situation changed. I can find a considerable amount of information about the actions of the Bdes of the 51st but little on the supporting units. Any information or pointers would be gratefully received. Having read Dunkirk - the men they left behind and Churchills Sacrifice of the Highland Division, I wonder why Dunkirk sticks in our memory of all that is great about our forces and people - Dunkirk spirit - when at the same time as the evacuation, Britain was still sending troops to France, Calais etc and the indomitable 51st Highland Division, with all of its' attached units was making its' fighting withdrawal to the coast, a most difficult and complex operation.