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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, 27 Aug 2014 22:59:21 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb 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.

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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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24 August 1914 Sdt Joseph Jules Henri Moulle http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3959-24-august-1914-sdt-joseph-jules-henri-moulle.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3959-24-august-1914-sdt-joseph-jules-henri-moulle.html 24 Aug 1914 Sdt Joseph Jules Henri Moulle462 Sdt Joseph Jules Henri Moulle, 16e BCP

Born at Haisnes on 3 August 1893, Joseph was called up for military service in the summer of 1914.

After just a few weeks training, he found himself in action during the Battle of the Frontiers and was killed in action near Nouillonpont, Meuse on 24 August 1914.

24 August 1914

 

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23 August 1918 Pvt Paul Thomas Leatherman http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3953-23-august-1918-pvt-paul-thomas-leatherman.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3953-23-august-1918-pvt-paul-thomas-leatherman.html 23 Aug 1918 Pvt Paul Thomas LeathermanPvt Paul Thomas Leatherman, 7th Bn 159th Depot Bde US Army

A baker from Mincie, Indiana, Paul was born on 26 November 1893. He was drafted into service on 8 February 1918 and was undergoing training with the 159th Depot Brigade at Camp Taylor, Kentucky when he died of toxic poisoning on 23 August 1918. He is buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Indiana.

23 August 1918

 

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22 August 1914 Lt George Masterman Thompson http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3952-22-august-1914-lt-george-masterman-thompson.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3952-22-august-1914-lt-george-masterman-thompson.html 22 Aug 1914 Lt George Masterman ThompsonLt George Masterman Thompson, 1st Bn Royal Scots (attached Gold Coast Regiment)

The first British Army officer to die in ground action during the Great War, George was born at Eshowe, Zululand on 21 February 1890. Educated at Wellington College and Sandhurst, he was gazetted a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Royal Scots in October 1909. Transferring to the 1st Battalion in 1910, he served with it in India until 1913 when, after promotion to Lieutenant in February, he was seconded to the WAFF and the Gold Coast Regiment in November 1913.

After the declaration of war, George was made Military Commandant of the town of Quittah before crossing the border into enemy territory in Togoland. Near Chra on 21 August, Edward aquitted himself well in a fight with against strongly entrenched German positions and, as a consequence of his command of the French language, was put in command of a mixed French/British/Colonial force for the attack the following day.

Edward was mortally wounded by machine gun fire at the head of his men on the following afternoon. He was later awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palms for gallantry by the French. He is buried in Wahala Cemetery (formerly Chra Village Cemetery) and has the only Commonwealth war grave in Togo from either WW1 or WW2.

22 August 1914

 

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21 August 1918 Gefr Martin Rath http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3951-21-august-1918-gefr-martin-rath.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3951-21-august-1918-gefr-martin-rath.html 21 Aug 1918 Gefr Martin RathGefr Martin Rath, 3 Komp 1 Kgl Bayr Inf Regt 'König'

A shoe-makers' assistant from Vilsbiburg, Bavaria, Martin was born in Haarbach in 1896. He had been called into full time service in early 1915 and, following service in Artois, Flanders, Verdun, the Somme and the German offensives of 1918, had been awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class and Bavarian Military Merit Cross.

Martin died following multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body near Blerancourt, France on 21 August 1918. He is buried in the German military cemetery at Champs, Aisne.

21 August 1918

 

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20 August 1917 Hornist Ludwig Judenhofer http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3950-20-august-1917-hornist-ludwig-judenhofer.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3950-20-august-1917-hornist-ludwig-judenhofer.html 20 Aug 1917 Hornist Ludwig JudenhoferHornist Ludwig Judenhofer, 10 Bayr Inf Regt 'König'

From Altötting, Bavaria, Ludwig was born in 1898. Serving in the army since 1915, he had seen frontline service since the end of 1916 and had fought at the Battle of Arras earlier in 1917.

Ludwig was killed in action on 20 August 1917 and is now buried in the German military cemetery at Billy-Montigny, Pas de Calais.

20 August 1917

 

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19 August 1918 Pvt Robert E Morse http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3949-19-august-1918-pvt-robert-e-morse.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3949-19-august-1918-pvt-robert-e-morse.html 19 Aug 1918 Pvt Robert E MorsePvt Robert E Morse, US Army Medical Dept.

A graduate of Purdue University before becoming a pharmacist, Robert was born at Lafayette, Indiana on 11 July 1890. He was drafted into service at Lafayette on 26 June 1918 and underwent training with the 158th Depot Brigade at Camp Sherman, Ohio before being transferred to the Medical Department at the same location.

On 19 August 1918, Robert was killed in an accident whilst on duty at Camp Sherman. He is buried in Lafayette.

19 August 1918

 

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18 August 1914 Sdt Pierre Pierrefeu http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3948-18-august-1914-sdt-pierre-pierrefeu.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3948-18-august-1914-sdt-pierre-pierrefeu.html 18 Aug 1914 Sdt Pierre Pierrefeu224 Sdt Pierre Pierrefeu, 22 RI

Born at Regny, Loire, on 26 August 1889, Pierre had just completed his compulsory military service at the outbreak of war. Immediately recalled to full time service, he found himself in action in the Vosges by the first week of August.

Almost constantly in action up until his death, Pierre was killed in action at Neubois near Gereuth, Alsace on 18 August 1914. He is buried in the ossuary of the French military cemetery at Ville, Bas-Rhin. Pierre's younger brother Louis would also be killed in action serving with the same regiment within the next few weeks.

18 August 1914

 

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