Alfred Edward Gaby, Australian VC

Alfred Edward Gaby, Australian VC

08 Aug 1918

Alfred was a labourer and farmer before joing the Australian Imperial Force receiving a commission in 1917. On 8 August…

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20 August 1897 Cpl / Flt.Cdt John Arthur Wilson MM: Durham Light Infantry, Machine Gun Corps, Royal Air Force

20 August 1897 Cpl / Flt.Cdt John Arthur Wilson MM: Durham Light …

20 Aug 1918

As a boy, after Sunday lunch, I recall sitting on my grandfather's knee and he would start off with the line ‘have I tol…

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21 August 1918 Sgt Sebastian Mitterhofer died of his injuries on this day

21 August 1918 Sgt Sebastian Mitterhofer died of his injuries on …

21 Aug 1918

An office worker from Weisenberg, Bavaria, Sebastian was an active reservist at the outbreak of war and, therefore, he s…

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24 August 1918 Pte Thomas Jackson died of Malaria on this day

24 August 1918 Pte Thomas Jackson died of Malaria on this day

24 Aug 1918

A weaver at Sandygate Mill, Burnley, Thomas, who lived at 88 Nairne Street, was born in the town in 1887. Connected with…

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25 August 1918 PVT Charles W Hoadley killed by a German aeroplane raid on this day

25 August 1918 PVT Charles W Hoadley killed by a German aeroplane…

25 Aug 1918

Private Charles W Hoadley was born on 6 February 1893 in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania and resided in Bradford, PA. Shortly …

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Second Lieutenant Laurence Reeves 1st Bn The Hertfordshire Regiment

Second Lieutenant Laurence Reeves 1st Bn The Hertfordshire Regime…

25 Aug 1918

He was the son of James Reeves and Josephine Reeves. They lived at The Red House, New Barnet, Hertfordshire.  Laurence …

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27 August 1918 Reginald Gordon Sellers was killed in action on this day (1)

27 August 1918 Reginald Gordon Sellers was killed in action on th…

27 Aug 1918

Reginald Sellers was born on 26 November 1895 in Somerford Magna. Having moved to London he attended Blackhorse Road Boy…

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30 August 1918 CPL Charles F Brust was killed in action on this day

30 August 1918 CPL Charles F Brust was killed in action on this d…

30 Aug 1918

Little is known about the early life of Corporal Charles F Brust. Charles was a resident of 3280 Hull Ave, Brooklyn, Ne…

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15 September 1918 CPL Henry I Ingersoll  died from spinal meningitis on this day

15 September 1918 CPL Henry I Ingersoll died from spinal meningi…

05 Sep 1918

Corporal Henry I Ingersoll was born on 15 August 1893 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver W. Ingersoll of 876 Park Pl…

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9 September 1918 Sgt John Kennedy Lasher Jr died on this day

9 September 1918 Sgt John Kennedy Lasher Jr died on this day

09 Sep 1918

Sgt John Kennedy Lasher Jr, 302nd Engineer Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, US Army. From New York, John was a graduat…

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L Cpl John James Clegg, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regt

L Cpl John James Clegg, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regt

10 Sep 1918

244904 L Cpl John James Clegg, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regt. John Clegg was an employee of Messrs. Grey Ltd at Livin…

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Pte Albert Henry Smither 2nd/4th Royal Scots: 12 September 1918

Pte Albert Henry Smither 2nd/4th Royal Scots: 12 September 1918

12 Sep 1918

Albert lived in Tottenham and Walthamstow, attending Blackhorse Road Boys’ School from 1904-1909. When he enlisted i…

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