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Remember: on this Day The First World War: join the Western Front Association, the premier organisation for study, learning and research into all aspects of The Great War 1914-18, and to understanding more about the phenomenon which shaped the 20th century http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day.html Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:54:34 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb 3 September 1918 Pte Howard Ross Talbot http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3990-3-september-1918-pte-howard-ross-talbot.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3990-3-september-1918-pte-howard-ross-talbot.html 3 Sept 1918 Pte Howard Ross Talbot525262 Pte Howard Ross Talbot, C Coy 47th Bn CEF

Born at Clay County, Indiana USA on 10 September 1880, Howard enlisted in the US Army in 1897 and saw service in the Spanish-American War. Between 1900 and 1903, he served in the US Army Medical Corps before returning to civilian life where he continued his medical service as a nurse at Snooks Sanitarium, Puyallup, Washington.

A widower with no children at the time of the outbreak of war, Howard voluntarily enlisted into the Canadian Army at Vancouver on 21 May 1917 and was sent overseas soon afterwards. He was killed in action whilst advancing on the Mont Dury Ridge during the Battle of Drocourt –Queant and now lies buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

3 September 1918

 

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2 September 1918 Pte Ernest Aldersley http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3989-2-september-1918-pte-ernest-aldersley.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3989-2-september-1918-pte-ernest-aldersley.html 2 Sept 1918 Pte Ernest Aldersley154978 Pte Ernest Aldersley, 2nd Bn Machine Gun Corps (Inf)

From Gargrave, Yorkshire, Ernest was born on 3 September 1899. A clerk in civilian life, Ernest was conscripted into the army in the late summer of 1917 and underwent training with the Royal Engineers before being transferred to the MGC. In July 1918, he was posted to France and arrived at the front during the 2nd Battle of Bapaume.

Sadly, Ernest was killed in action during his first action (which, even more tragically, coincided with his 19th birthday). He is buried in Vaulx Hill Cemetery Vaulx-Vraucourt, Pas de Calais.

2 September 1918

 

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1 September 1914 Inf Sebastian Grum http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3988-1-september-1914-inf-sebastian-grum.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3988-1-september-1914-inf-sebastian-grum.html 1 Sept 1914 Inf Sebastian GrumInf Sebastian Grum, 5 Komp Kgl Bayr 11 Inf Regt 'von der Thann'

Born at Harbach, Bavaria in 1889, Sebastian was a farm worker in his civilian life. A reservist at the outbreak of war, he was remobilised on 1 August 1914 and took part in the Battle of the Frontiers.

He was killed in action at Maixe, Lorraine on 1 September 1914 and has no known grave.

1 September 1914

 

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31 August 1915 Sdt Jean-Marie Valfort http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3981-31-august-1915-sdt-jean-marie-valfort.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3981-31-august-1915-sdt-jean-marie-valfort.html 31 August 1915 Sdt Jean-Marie ValfortSdt Jean-Marie Valfort, 22e BCA

Born at Fourneaux, Loire in 1888, Jean-Marie was a reservist who was recalled to full time service on 1 August 1914. After a few days refresher training at Albertville, he was thrown into action during the combats in Alsace by the end of August 1914 and remained on the Vosges front from then on.

He fought in the vicious fighting on the Lingekopf from June 1915 and was killed in action here on 31 August 1915. Jean-Marie has no known grave.

31 August 1915

 

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30 August 1917 U Offz Joseph Koegl http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3980-30-august-1917-u-offz-joseph-koegl.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3980-30-august-1917-u-offz-joseph-koegl.html 30 Aug 1917 U Offz Joseph KoeglU/offz Joseph Kögl, 6 Komp Kgl Bayr Res Inf Regt Nr 15

Born at Wolferding, Bavaria in 1885, Joseph was a recalled reservist in August 1914 and fought in the Vosges, the Woevre, the Somme and the Aisne before moving into the Ypres Salient to take part in the 3rd Battle of Ypres.

Joseph was killed in action by shellfire on 30 August 1917 and has no known grave.

30 August 1917

 

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29 August 1917 Sdt Michael Schaechl http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3979-29-august-1917-sdt-michael-schaechl.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3979-29-august-1917-sdt-michael-schaechl.html 29 Aug 1917 Sdt Michael SchaechlSdt Michael Schaechl, 12 Komp Kgl Bayr Inf Leib Regt.

Born at Grossholzhausen, Bavaria in February 1897, Michael enlisted into the army in 1915. Other than a brief spell at Verdun, he spent his entire war in the east and was killed in action in Rumania on 29 August 1917.

His grave location is unrecorded.

29 August 1917

 

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28 August 1917 U Offz Alfons Druckmeier http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3978-28-august-1917-u-offz-alfons-druckmeier.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3978-28-august-1917-u-offz-alfons-druckmeier.html 28 Aug 1917 U Offz Alfons DruckmeierU Offz Alfons Druckmeier, Kgl Bayr Inf Leib Regt.

A farmer from Hohenreich, Bavaria, Alfons was born in 1889. Called into service in August 1914, he fought on the Western and Eastern fronts during his service and was a holder of the Iron Cross 2nd Class by the time he was killed in action in Rumania on the morning of 28 August 1917.

Alfons' grave location is unrecorded.

28 August 1917

 

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27 August 1917 Pte Hector Capstick http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3977-27-august-1917-pte-hector-capstick.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3977-27-august-1917-pte-hector-capstick.html 27 Aug 1917 Pte Hector Capstick30900 Pte Hector Capstick, 183rd Coy Machine Gun Corps (Inf)

Born in Dent, Yorkshire in 1899, Hector was resident at Settle at the time of his enlistment where he was employed as a farm labourer. On 26 May 1915, he lied about his age (giving his date of birth as 1896) and enlisted into the 3rd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (numbered 22283) at Newcastle upon Tyne. Transferred to the MGC whilst still in the UK, Hector arrived in France in mid-June 1916 and took part in the actions at Fromelles and the Battle of the Ancre by the end of the year.

Hector was killed in action in the vicinity of Kerselaar during the 3rd Battle of Ypres on 27 August 1917 but his body was not successfully identified. His name, therefore, is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.

27 August 1917

 

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26 August 1914 Sdt Emile Louis Gourdain http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3961-26-august-1914-sdt-emile-louis-gourdain.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3961-26-august-1914-sdt-emile-louis-gourdain.html 26 Aug 1914 Sdt Emile Louis Gourdain231 Sdt Emile Louis Gourdain, 164e RI

Born at La Bassee on 22 April 1892, Emile was already serving his compulsory military service when war broke out.

Thrust almost immediately into action, he was killed in action at Longwy during the Battle of the Frontiers on 26 April 1914.

26 August 1914

 

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25 August 1918 Pvt Frank Gillan http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3960-25-august-1918-pvt-frank-gillan.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3960-25-august-1918-pvt-frank-gillan.html 25 Aug 1918 Pvt Frank GillanPvt Frank Gillan, Co B 112th Infantry Regt.

A farmer from Leesville, Lawrence County, Indiana, Frank was born on 5 April 1896. Drafted into service at Bedford, Indiana on 29 March 1918, he was trained at Camp Taylor and in the UK, leaving the USA on 1 May 1918.

Wounded in action in August 1918, he died of his injuries in hospital on 25 August 1918 and was buried at Seringues et Nesles, France. His remains were repatriated to the USA post-war.

25 August 1918

 

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