11 February 1889 MacGregor VC, Canada’s most highly decorated soldier

11 February 1889 MacGregor VC, Canada’s most highly decorated sol…

11 Feb 1900

John MacGregor was born on 11 February 1889 at Cawdor in the County of Nairnshire and was the third child of William and…

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Dr. Cyril Helm, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C. (1888 - 1914)

Dr. Cyril Helm, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C. (1888 - 1914)

14 Aug 1914

The following are taken without alteration from daily entries made in an Army Book 129 whilst Dr. Helm was the medical o…

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23 August 1914 Serg-farrier Frans Raymond Paqué killed in action in Belgium on this day

23 August 1914 Serg-farrier Frans Raymond Paqué killed in action …

23 Aug 1914

Serg-farrier Frans Raymond Paqué, 8e Linie Regiment (Belgian Army). Frans was born at Dendermonde, a small town outside…

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26 August 1914 Lt Sir Robert Cornwallis Maude killed in action on this day

26 August 1914 Lt Sir Robert Cornwallis Maude killed in action on…

26 Aug 1914

Robert Cornwallis Maude, 6th Viscount Hawarden was born on 6 September 1890. He was the son of Robert Henry Maude, 5th …

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1 September 1914 Lt George Edward Cecil died on this day

1 September 1914 Lt George Edward Cecil died on this day

01 Sep 1914

George Edward Cecil, born on 9 September 1895 the son of Lord and Lady Edward Cecil, had a lifelong ambition to soldier.…

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Pte Ernest Scott: 14 September 1914

Pte Ernest Scott: 14 September 1914

14 Sep 1914

Ernest was a warehouseman at Spring Mills at Wheatley Lane near Burnley prior to the outbreak of war. A pre-war reservis…

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16 September 1914 Sdt 2e Cl Marius Labruyere, 158 RI was killed in action on this day

16 September 1914 Sdt 2e Cl Marius Labruyere, 158 RI was killed i…

16 Sep 1914

Born at Roanne, Loire on 13 December 1893, Marius' home address was in that town (at 146, Rue Fontalon). He was called f…

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15 October 1914 Pte Arthur William Heptinstall died on this day

15 October 1914 Pte Arthur William Heptinstall died on this day

15 Oct 1914

Born in Yorkshire in 1882, Arthur enlisted in Bradford on 10 November 1899, joining 2nd Bn Royal Scots (Infantry). Arthu…

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18 October 1914 Larrett Roebuck killed in action on this day

18 October 1914 Larrett Roebuck killed in action on this day

18 Oct 1914

Larrett Roebuck was born at Jump, near Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, on 27 January 1889. By 1901 the Roebuck family had …

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25 October 1914 Pte Charles Dixon died on this day

25 October 1914 Pte Charles Dixon died on this day

25 Oct 1914

Born in Burnley, Lancs in 1886, Charles originally joined the Army in early 1904 and was a reservist still living in the…

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29 October 1914 Pte John Bradley killed in action on this day

29 October 1914 Pte John Bradley killed in action on this day

29 Oct 1914

Living at 113 Sandygate, Burnley at the time of his re-enlistment in August 1914, John had originally seen boy service w…

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30 October 1914 Sdt Claude Thomas Charrondiere died on this day

30 October 1914 Sdt Claude Thomas Charrondiere died on this day

30 Oct 1914

From Roanne, Loire, Claude was born on 26 December 1886. A recalled reservist in August 1914, he initially re-joined his…

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