Warning: Illegal string offset 'component' in /data02/nornet2/public_html/westernnew2/plugins/system/sourcerer.php on line 209

Warning: Illegal string offset 'component' in /data02/nornet2/public_html/westernnew2/plugins/system/sourcerer.php on line 212
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 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:19:17 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb 31 October 1918 PFC Elmer Rankin Pond http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4172-31-october-1918-pfc-elmer-rankin-pond.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4172-31-october-1918-pfc-elmer-rankin-pond.html 31 Oct 1918 PFC Elmer Rankin PondPFC Elmer Rankin Pond, 55th Coastal Artillery Corps

From Fort Wayne, Indiana, Elmer was born on 23 April 1899. An employee of the Ford Automobile Company, Detroit, Michigan, he enlisted into the US Regular Army on 8 April 1917 and, after training with the 151st CAC at Fort Strong, Massachusetts, was sent overseas in March 1918.

Elmer participated in action at the Marne, Vesle, Verdun and the Argonne but was killed in action near Gesnes on 31 October 1918. He is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery at Romagne, Meuse.

31 October 1918

 

Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service

 

]]>
3135lish@gmail.com (Editor) Remember: on this day Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
30 October 1914 Sdt Claude Thomas Charrondiere http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4171-30-october-1914-sdt-claude-thomas-charrondiere.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4171-30-october-1914-sdt-claude-thomas-charrondiere.html 30 Oct 1914 Sdt Claude Thomas Charrondiere1697 Sdt Claude Thomas Charrondiere, 298e RI.

From Roanne, Loire, Claude was born on 26 December 1886. A recalled reservist in August 1914, he initially rejoined his original unit (90e RI) before being transferred to the reserve battalion of the 98e RI. He first saw action in the battles in Alsace in August 1914 before partaking in the Battles of the Marne and the Aisne in September.

Claude was wounded in action during the attacks on the Nouvron Plateau in October 1914 and died in a casualty clearing station at Vic sur Aisne on 30 October 1914. Possibly returned home for burial, Claude's grave location is unrecorded.

30 October 1914

 

Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service

 

]]>
3135lish@gmail.com (Editor) Remember: on this day Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
29 October 1914 Sdt Jean-Marius Tuffet http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4170-29-october-1914-sdt-jean-marius-tuffet.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4170-29-october-1914-sdt-jean-marius-tuffet.html 29 Oct 1914 Sdt Jean Marius TuffetSdt Jean-Marius Tuffet, 16e R I.

Born at Roanne, Loire in 1891, Jean was nearing the end of his compulsory military service at the outbreak of war. Thrown into action in the earliest days, he fought at Morhange and in the Battle of Lorraine during the first weeks of the war before taking part in the Battle of Picardy, following which his unit dug in on the Somme.

Jean was killed on the Somme on 29 October 1914 and has no known grave.

29 October 1914

 

Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service

 

]]>
3135lish@gmail.com (Editor) Remember: on this day Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
28 October 1918 Cpl John Valentine Bildner http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4156-28-october-1918-cpl-john-valentine-bildner.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4156-28-october-1918-cpl-john-valentine-bildner.html  

28 Oct 1918 Cpl John Valentine BildnerCpl John Valentine Bildner, Co H 115th Infantry Regt.

A machinist fro Aurora, Indiana, John was born on 31 August 1894. Drafted into service with the 159th Depot Brigade at Lawrenceburg, Indiana on 29 March 1918, he was trained at Camp Taylor, Kentucky, Camp Gordon, Georgia and Camp McKlellan, Alabama before embarking for the AEF in France on 16 June 1918.

Whilst fighting in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, John was killed in action in Consenvoye Woods on 28 October 1918. Initially buried in Consenvoye Cemetery, Meuse, John's body was repatriated to the USA post-war.

28 October 1918

 

Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service

 

]]>
3135lish@gmail.com (Editor) Remember: on this day Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
27 October 1918 Pte Reginald Smith http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4155-27-october-1918-pte-reginald-smith.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4155-27-october-1918-pte-reginald-smith.html  

27 Oct 1918 Pte Reginald Smith129946 Pte Reginald Smith, 18th Bn Machine Gun Corps.

Born in Leeds in 1898, Reginald was a twister in a weaving mill prior to the war. He was conscripted into service in February 1917 and sent to France with the MGC at the end of March 1918 in time take part in the actions at Villers Bretonneaux. He fought through the 2nd Battle of the Somme 1918 and on the Hindenburg Line before being struck down with influenza.

Evacuated to the rear, Reginald died of pneumonia in the Australian Red Cross Hospital at Rouen and is now buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Normandy.

27 October 1918

 

Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service

 

]]>
3135lish@gmail.com (Editor) Remember: on this day Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
26 October 1916 Pnr Fred Teesdale Bushby http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4154-26-october-1916-pnr-fred-teesdale-bushby.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4154-26-october-1916-pnr-fred-teesdale-bushby.html  

26 Oct 1916 Pnr Fred Teesdale Bushby126586 Pnr Fred Teesdale Bushby, Royal Engineers

Born in Sedburgh, Yorkshire in 1898, Fred was a tegraphist and clerk at Sedburgh Post Office prior to enlistment. Initially enlisting into the RE under the Derby Scheme at Settle in December 1915, he was called up for full time service in September 1916 and, after training at Birmingham, was sent to the RE Wireless Telegraphy Section at Worcester.

Whilst here, Fred suffered from an intestinal obstruction and died in Worcester hospital on 26 October 1916. He is buried in Sedburgh Cemetery, Yorkshire.

26 October 1916

 

Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service

 

]]>
3135lish@gmail.com (Editor) Remember: on this day Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
25 October 1916 Landsturmann Anton Sedlmayr http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4153-25-october-1916-landsturmann-anton-sedlmayr.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4153-25-october-1916-landsturmann-anton-sedlmayr.html 25 Oct 1916 Landsturmann Anton SedlmayrLandsturmann Anton Sedlmayr, 10 Komp Kgl Bayr Inf Regt König Friedrich August von Sachsen

A shopkeeper from Allenberg, Bavaria, Anton was born on 12 May 1889. A holder of the Iron Cross 2nd Class, Anton fought in the Battle of the Frontiers in 1914 and on the Somme, Artois and in Flanders during 1915 before he was killed near Le Transloy during the Battle of the Somme on 25 October 1916.

He is now buried in the kameradengrab in the German Military Cemetery at St Laurent Blangy.

25 October 1916

 

Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service

 

]]>
3135lish@gmail.com (Editor) Remember: on this day Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
24 October 1914 Sch Jakob Stemmer http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4151-24-october-1914-sch-jakob-stemmer.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4151-24-october-1914-sch-jakob-stemmer.html 24 Oct 1914 Sch Jakob StemmerSch Jakob Stemmer, kk Tiroler Landschützen

Born on 23 January 1887 (location unknown), it has unfortunately not been possible to discover much detail of Jakob's service.

He was killed in action in Galicia on 24 October 1914. Burial location unknown.

24 October 1914

 

Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service

 

]]>
3135lish@gmail.com (Editor) Remember: on this day Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
23 October 1914 Res Franz Xaver Bonauer http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4150-23-october-1914-res-franz-xaver-bonauer.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4150-23-october-1914-res-franz-xaver-bonauer.html 22 Oct 1914 Res Franz Xaver BonauerRes Franz Xaver Bonauer, Kg Bay Res Inf Regt Nr 2

A farmer from Grossaigen, Bavaria, Franz was born in 1886. Recalled into service on 1 August 1914, he participated in the Battle of the Frontiers and the Battle of Arras 1914 before being killed in action near Arras on 23 October 1914.

Franz in buried in the 'kameradengrab' in the German military cemetery at St Laurent Blangy.

23 October 1914

 

Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service

 

]]>
3135lish@gmail.com (Editor) Remember: on this day Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000
22 October 1914 Cpl Jean Claude Marie Adrien Thoral http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4137-22-october-1914-cpl-jean-claude-marie-adrien-thoral.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4137-22-october-1914-cpl-jean-claude-marie-adrien-thoral.html 22 Oct 1914 Cpl Jean Claude Marie Adrien Thoral898 Cpl Jean Claude Marie Adrien Thoral, 22e RI.

Born at Pouilly-sous-Charlieu on 18 February 1889, Jean was already serving as a soldier in the 22nd Infantry Regiment at Bourgoin at the time of the outbreak of war. After taking part in the early battles in the Vosges (during which time, he was rapidly promoted to Caporal), he then took part in the actions on the Somme.

He was killed in action near Herleville, Somme on 22 October 1914 and has no known grave.

22 October 1914

 

Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service

 

]]>
3135lish@gmail.com (Editor) Remember: on this day Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000