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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 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:37:00 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb 18 September 1918 Pvt Fred Gilbert Phillips http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4039-18-september-1918-pvt-fred-gilbert-phillips.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4039-18-september-1918-pvt-fred-gilbert-phillips.html 18 Sept 1918 Pvt Fred Gilbert PhillipsPvt Fred Gilbert Phillips, Batt C 150th Field Artillery Regt.

A farmer in his civilian life, Fred was born at Wellington, Illinois on 20 June 1891. He enlisted into the US Regular Army at Lafayette, Indiana on 16 July 1917 and, after training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, was sent to the 150th FAR. Upon the completion of his training at Mineola, Long Island, New York, he sailed for France in October 1917.

At the beginning of the Battle of St Mihiel, Fred was badly wounded by artillery fire and evacuated to the rear. He died of his injuries in a base hospital in France (location unknown) on 18 September 1918. Fred's body was returned to the USA post-war.

18 September 1918


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17 September 1914 Sdt Georges Roche http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4038-17-september-1914-sdt-georges-roche.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4038-17-september-1914-sdt-georges-roche.html 17 Sept 1914 Sdt Georges Roche1049 Sdt Georges Roche, 98e RI

Born at St Romain La Motte, Loire on 18 December 1891, Georges was approaching the end of his compulsory military service at Roanne when war broke out in August 1914. In action from 18 August 1914 at Sarrebourg, he then fought in the early battles in the Vosges until September 1914 when a move was made northwards.

He was posted as missing in action at Ribecourt, Oise on 17 September 1914 and later classified as killed on that day. Georges' remains were never positively identified and therefore, he has no known grave.

17 September 1914


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16 September 1916 Inf Michael Kaiser http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4037-16-september-1916-inf-michael-kaiser.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4037-16-september-1916-inf-michael-kaiser.html 16 Sept 1916 Inf Michael KaiserInf Michael Kaiser, Kgl Bay 21 Inf-Regt Großherzog Friedrich Franz IV von Mecklenburg-Schwerin 7th Company

The son of a pastor from Willmannsdorf, Bavaria, Michael was born in 1894. Called into full time service in 1914, he served on the Woevre front until September 1915 when he took part in the 2nd Battle of Champagne.

After the conclusion of this battle, he returned to the Woevre, but was rushed to the Somme front in September 1916 where, on the 16th of that month, he was killed in action. Mchael has no known grave.

16 September 1916


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15 September 1918 Pvt James Richard Wall http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4036-15-september-1918-pvt-james-richard-wall.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4036-15-september-1918-pvt-james-richard-wall.html 15 Sept 1918 Pvt James Richard WallPvt James Richard Wall, 5th Regt US Marine Corps

Born on 19 January 1898 at Knox County, Indiana, James was an expressman prior to enlistment. He enlisted into the USMC at Indianapolis on 1 June 1918 and underwent training at Parris Island, South Carolina and at Quantico, Virginia.

Sent overseas to the AEF in August 1918, James was only in France for a matter of weeks when he was killed in action near St.Mihiel on 15 September 1918. Originally buried in the American Cemetery at Thiaucourt, his remains were repatriated post-war.

15 September 1918


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15 September 1914 private ernest sneathPrivate Ernest Edward Sneath, Norfolk Regiment.

Private Sneath was from Norwich. He was a reservist, called up in 1914 into the 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. He was with the 15th Infantry Brigade, part of the BEF's 5th Division, II Corps. He fought at Mons and Le Cateau, before taking part in the action on the north bank of the River Aisne, where he died on 15 September 1914.

This is the wreath laid today (15 September 1914) at the memorial to the missing at La Ferte sous Jouarre by the River Marne, where Sneath's name is among the 3,888 names of 'Old Contemptibles' with no known graves.


Information provided by Rob Kirk and Private Sneath's great great grandchildren. 


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14 September 1914 Pte Ernest Scott http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4035-14-september-1914-pte-ernest-scott.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4035-14-september-1914-pte-ernest-scott.html 14 Sept 1914 Pte Ernest Scott8557 Pte Ernest Scott, 1st Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regt.

Born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1887, Ernest was a warehousman at Spring Mills at Wheatley Lane near Burnley prior to the outbreak of war. A pre-war reservist, he was recalled to duty on 4 August 1914 and embarked for France within a fortnight of the declaration.

A veteran of the Battles of Mons and the Marne, he was severely wounded by shrapnel shattering his arm during the Battle of the Aisne but never made it to an aid station. Posted as missing in action on 14 September 1914, Ernest's remains were never identified and he is now commemorated on the La Ferte sous Jouarre Memorial to the Missing, France.

14 September 1914


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13 September 1918 Lt Thomas Fattorini http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4034-13-september-1918-lt-thomas-fattorini.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4034-13-september-1918-lt-thomas-fattorini.html 13 Sept 1918 Lt Thomas FattoriniLt Thomas Fattorini, 205 Sqdn, RAF

Part of the famous Fattorini dynasty (badge manufacturers, civic insignia makers, gold and silversmiths, medallists, swordmakers , trophy makers, etc), Thomas was born in Skipton on 9 January 1899. A jeweller and goldsmith in his father's business before enlistment, he enlisted into the Artists' Rifles as a 17 year old in November 1916 before successfully applying for pilot training in the RFC.

In March 1918, Thomas joined the RFC in France as a 2nd/Lt and was promoted to Lieutenant in May 1918 (back-dated to 1 April), joining 205 Squadron on the 25th of that month. Thomas was killed in action after being shot down behind German lines during a photographic reconnaissance flight over the Picardy battlefields on 13 September 1918.

Listed as missing, his grave was located by advancing Canadian troops several days later. Thomas is now buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme.

13 September 1918


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12 September 1918 Pvt Frank Reid Wonderly http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4033-12-september-1918-pvt-frank-reid-wonderly.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4033-12-september-1918-pvt-frank-reid-wonderly.html 12 Sept 1918 Pvt Frank Reid WonderlyPvt Frank Reid Wonderly, 1st Trench Mortar Battery and 1st Company, CAC

Born at Windfall, Tipton County, Indiana on 16 January 1897, Frank was a machinist in Grant County before the war. He enlisted into the US Regular Army at Marion County on 10 April 1917 and trained at Fort Dupont, Delaware before being sent out to the AEF in August 1917.

Frank was killed in action in the Argonne on 12 September 1918 and was originally buried near Cheppy. His body was repatriated to the USA post-war.

12 September 1918


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11 September 1914 Sdt Louis Comby http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4029-11-september-1914-sdt-louis-comby.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4029-11-september-1914-sdt-louis-comby.html 11 Sept 1914 Sdt Louis Comby429 Sdt Louis Comby, 321 R I.

Born at St Volques, Loire on 16 May 1889, Louis completed his compulsory military service with the 121e RI in 1912 before moving to 6, rue Rouget de l'Isle at Roanne. A reservist at the outbreak of war, he was recalled to service on 2 August 1914 and was transferred to the 321er RI at Montlucon before partaking in the early battles in Alsace and the Marne.

Louis was seriously wounded in action during the 'combats of the Ramee' near Puisieux and died on 11 September. He has no recorded grave.

11 September 1914


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10 September 1917 Landsturmann Simon Guenzkofer http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4028-10-september-1917-landsturmann-simon-guenzkofer.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4028-10-september-1917-landsturmann-simon-guenzkofer.html 10 Sept 1917 Landsturmann Simon GuenzkoferLandsturmann Simon Günzkofer, 10 Komp Kgl Bayr Res Inf Regt Nr.15

A shopkeeper from Adlhub, Bavaria, Simon was born in 1883. He was a member of the Landsturm at the time of the outbreak of war and was called into full time service in August 1914, seeing service in the Battle of the Frontiers in 1914, the Battle of Verdun in 1916 and the 2nd Battle of the Aisne in 1917 before being moved northwards to partake in the 3rd Battle of Ypres.

Simon was killed at Ypres on 10 September 1917 and has no known grave.

10 September 1917


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9 September 1918 Pvt Harold Maybaum http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4027-9-september-1918-pvt-harold-maybaum.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/4027-9-september-1918-pvt-harold-maybaum.html 9 Sept 1918 Pvt Harold MaybaumPvt Harold Maybaum, Co E 339th Infantry Regt.

A labourer from Ainsworth, Lake County, Indiana, Harold was born on 26 September 1893. He was drafted into the US Army in May 1918 and underwent training at Camp Custer, Michigan with the 160th Depot Brigade. In June 1918, Harold was transferred to the 339th Infantry and sent to England.

From there, his unit was sent to join US forces in Russia and Harold died contracted pneumonia soon after arrival, dying of this on 9 September 1918 at Bakhartza, Russia. His body was repatriated to the USA post-war.

9 September 1918


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