John Wilcox Extras
John Wilcox, author of WWI-set novel Starshine, visits the Somme battlefield where his father fought in 1916. Hear more about his family's remarkable wartime experiences on BBC Midlands Today with the iPlayer.
John Wilcox shares his family's story of WWI, in which his father and six uncles all fought and all, amazingly, returned home.
Seven brothers who all fought on the front line of World War I and all survived. John Wilcox talks about his father and uncles who between them brought home a Military Medal, a Distinguished Conduct Medal and the highest honour of them all, a Victoria Cross in the Sunday Mirror.