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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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:32:04 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb 29 July 1917 Infanterist Jakob Koenigbauer http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3898-29-july-1917-infanterist-jakob-koenigbauer.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3898-29-july-1917-infanterist-jakob-koenigbauer.html 29 July 1917 Infanterist Jakob KoenigbauerInfanterist Jakob Koenigbauer, 7 Komp Kgl Bayr Inf Regt 16

A miller from Vilsoell, Bavaria, Jakob was born in 1897. Called into full time service in 1915, he had seen frontline service for little under a year when he was killed in action in Flanders on 29 July 1917.

He is buried in the German military cemetery at Menen.

29 July 1917

 

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28 July 1916 L Cpl James Kettlewell http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3893-28-july-1916-l-cpl-james-kettlewell.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3893-28-july-1916-l-cpl-james-kettlewell.html 28 July 1916 L Cpl James Kettlewell14555 L Cpl James Kettlewell, 10th Bn Duke of Wellington's (W Riding) Regt.

An employee of the Midland Railway, James was born at Thornton in Lonsdale, Yorkshire, in 1892. He enlisted in November 1914 and served in France since September 1915. Soon after arrival, James was wounded during the Battle of Loos but returned to the front and saw action during the Battle of the Somme.

He was killed in action by an exploding shell near Contalmaison on 28 July 1916 and is now buried in Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers.

28 July 1916

 

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27 July 1918 Pvt William Jackson Beasley http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3892-27-july-1918-pvt-william-jackson-beasley.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3892-27-july-1918-pvt-william-jackson-beasley.html 27 July 1918 Pvt William Jackson-BeasleyPvt William Jackson Beasley, Co A 168th Infantry Regiment

Born in Harrodsburg, Monroe County, Indiana on 24 July 1894, William was a mechanic in his civilian life. He enlisted into the US Army on 20 September 1917 and, after training with the 334th Infantry at Camp Taylor, Kentucky and Camp Shelby, he was transferred to the 168th Infantry for overseas service.

Soon after arriving in France on 5 June 1918, William was wounded in action and died on 27 July 1918. His remains were repatriated post war.

27 July 1918

 

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26 July 1916 Pte William Utley Illingworth http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3888-26-july-1916-pte-william-utley-illingworth.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3888-26-july-1916-pte-william-utley-illingworth.html 26 July 1916 Pte William Utley Illingworth402547 Pte William Utley Illingworth, 1st Bn CEF

Born in Skipton, Yorkshire on 3 September 1889, William was a watch maker by trade. He emigrated to Canada in 1913 and was living in Stratford, Ontario until his enlistment into the CEF on 23 January 1915. After sailing for the UK in February 1915, William's training was completed at Shornecliffe Camp and he was sent to France in July 1916.

After being in the firing line for only 5 days, William was badly wounded by artillery fire whilst in the support lines near Railway Dugouts, Zillebeke and died later on 26 July 1916, whilst in the CCS at Remy Farm. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

26 July 1916

 

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25 July 1915 Sgt Eugene Ray http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3887-25-july-1915-sgt-eugene-ray.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3887-25-july-1915-sgt-eugene-ray.html 25 July 1915 Sgt Eugene Ray1555 Sgt Eugene Ray, 159e RI

From Roanne, Loire, Eugene was born on 11 February 1887. A reservist at the outbreak of war, he was recalled into the full time service during the first week of August 1914 and saw action in Alsace, the Vosges, the Argonne and Arras from the following month onwards.

Still serving in Artois during 1915 he survived the Battle of Artois in May and June 1915 but was killed in action at Souchez on 25 July 1915. Eugene is buried in the French national cemetery of Notre Dame de Lorette.

25 July 1915

 

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24 July 1918 Cpl Harvey Cleveland Lewis http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3886-24-july-1918-cpl-harvey-cleveland-lewis.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3886-24-july-1918-cpl-harvey-cleveland-lewis.html 24 July 1918 Cpl Harvey Cleveland LewisCpl Harvey Cleveland Lewis, Batt C 18th Field Artillery Regt

Born in Hardin County, Kentucky on 27 October 1892, Harvey was employed as a painter in Carroll County, Indiana prior to enlistment. He enlisted into the Indiana National Guard (Co C 3rd Infantry) on 5 June 1917 at Monticello, Indiana and was trained at Fort Benjamin Harrison and Camp Shelby before being posted to the AEF with the 18th FAR in June 1918.

On 24 July 1918 - within a couple of weeks of arriving in France - Harvey was killed by a bursting shell. His remains were returned to the USA post-war.

24 July 1918

 

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23 July 1915 Landwehrmann Johann Sirtl http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3880-23-july-1915-landwehrmann-johann-sirtl.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3880-23-july-1915-landwehrmann-johann-sirtl.html 23 July 1915 Landwehrmann Johann SirtlLandwehrmann Johann Sirtl, 1 Komp Kgl Bay 2  Inf-Regt Kronprinz

A farmer from Loh, Bavaria, Johann was born on 24 June 1885. A member of the Landwehr in 1914, he was called into full time service in August of that year and participated in the Battle of the Frontiers within days of his arrival on the Western Front.

Gravely wounded whilst fighting in the Vosges, Alsace in July 1915, Johann died on 23 July 1915. He is buried in the German military cemetery at Munster, France.

23 July 1915

 

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22 July 1918 Pte James Norcross http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3879-22-july-1918-pte-james-norcross.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3879-22-july-1918-pte-james-norcross.html 22 July 1918 Pte James Norcross5/93868 Pte James Norcross, 53rd (Young Soldier) Bn KOYLI

Born in Barnoldswick, Lancashire in November 1899, James was conscripted into the army in November 1917 and was undergoing training when he was struck down with meningitis in February 1918. Severely ill for several months, he was just regaining the use of his limbs when he was struck down with meningitis yet again in July 1918.

This second bout unfortunately proved fatal and James died in the New Military Hospital on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire on 22 July 1918. He is buried in St Mary le Gill churchyard, Barnoldswick.

22 July 1918

 

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21 July 1917 Kaiserschuetze Johann Eduard Kreil http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3878-21-july-1917-kaiserschuetze-johann-eduard-kreil.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3878-21-july-1917-kaiserschuetze-johann-eduard-kreil.html 21 July 1917 Kaiserschuetze Johann Eduard KreilKaiserschuetze Johann Eduard Kreil, K Sch Regiment Nr II

Born at Dornbirn, South Tyrol on 1 November 1898, Johann was a turner in a metal works prior to enlistment. He was called up into the Austro-Hungarian army in mid 1916 and served in Italy from early 1917.

Wounded in action on the Kreuzberg in July 1917, Johann died in hospital at Schloss Mentelberg, Innsbruck, Austria.

21 July 1917

 

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20 July 1915 Sdt Antoine Lassaigne http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3877-20-july-1915-sdt-antoine-lassaigne.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember-on-this-day/3877-20-july-1915-sdt-antoine-lassaigne.html 20 July 1915 Sdt Antoine Lassaigne1729 Sdt Antoine Lassaigne, 298 RI

From Moulins Cherier, Loire, Antoine was born on 16 May 1877. He had completed his compulsory military service with the 104 RI in 1900 and, by 1914, was a part time reservist with the territorials. During the first week of August 1914, Antoine was called into full time service and immediately transferred to the 298e RI (the reserve regiment of the 98th Infantry).

With the 298th, he saw action in Alsace, the Oise, the Marne and the Aisne in 1914. Remaining on the Aisne in 1915, he fought in the winter battles on the Nouvron Plateau before moving to the Soissons sector in March 1915. Wounded in action on 19/20 July 1915, Antoine died of his injuries in 37 Corps Ambulance 4/44 near Soissons on 20 July 1915. He is buried in the French military cemetery of 'Bois Roger' at Ambleny, Aisne.

20 July 1915

 

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