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Book Title? Terminally Ill School Boy time travel/connection to WW1 Officer Watch

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    Hi, I read a book a couple years back and really enjoyed it, but for the life of me can't remember the title of said book. Below is the few plot points I remember. If anyone could help me with the title I'd be really grateful I think the front cover might have had a bird on the front but I'm not sure...

    Plot:
    - Set in England
    - Boy has terminal illness (can't remember the exact type), moves to the country for a bit with his mother
    - At a nearby manor house? he spots a portrait of a girl who died in the Spanish Flu 1918
    - He starts having flashbacks to a "life" he had in the early 1900s, during WWI, he starts seeing the girl and talking to her
    - Eventually he ends up dying and "stepping outside time" with her.

    Key Scenes I remember:
    - Near the end of the book the "WW1" versionl of him is sleeping in a barn with a fellow junior Officer when suddenly a mortar shell lands on the barn, killing them both.
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