27 October 1918 Pte Reginald Smith died of pneumonia on this day

27 October 1918 Pte Reginald Smith died of pneumonia on this day

27 Oct 2017

Born in Leeds in 1898, Reginald was a twister in a weaving mill prior to the war. He was conscripted into service in Feb…

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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 2017

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 2017

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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31 October 1916 Sgt James Sandeman Cunningham died on this day

31 October 1916 Sgt James Sandeman Cunningham died on this day

31 Oct 2017

Born at Broughty Ferry, Scotland on 4 May 1885, James emigrated to Canada, where he was employed as a chartered accounta…

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1 November 1918 Pte Carl Watson died of illness on this day

1 November 1918 Pte Carl Watson died of illness on this day

01 Nov 2017

Born in Earby, Yorkshire in 1889. Carl was employed as a twister in a cotton mill in Barnoldswick at the time of his en…

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2 November 1917 Smn Joseph James Schultz died on this day

2 November 1917 Smn Joseph James Schultz died on this day

02 Nov 2017

Born in Poland on 30 May 1894, Joseph emigrated to the USA and was living at Fort Wayne, Indiana when he enlisted into t…

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3 November 1914 Pte Joshua Crossley died of measles during training

3 November 1914 Pte Joshua Crossley died of measles during traini…

03 Nov 2017

From Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire, Joshua was a farmer at his parents' farm prior to the war. Enlisting under-age in the…

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4 November 1918 Gnr Cecil French was killed in action on this day

4 November 1918 Gnr Cecil French was killed in action on this day…

04 Nov 2017

Cecil French was born on 19 November 1899 in Walthamstow and joined Blackhorse Road Boys’ School on 11 June 1906. He le…

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5 November 1916 Pte Charles Illingworth killed in action on this day

5 November 1916 Pte Charles Illingworth killed in action on this …

05 Nov 2017

Born in late 1891 in Ossett Son of Andrew an Sarah After school he became a clerk working in a fell mongers. He enlis…

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6 November 1914 Carl Hans Lody was shot as a spy on this day

6 November 1914 Carl Hans Lody was shot as a spy on this day

06 Nov 2017

6 November 1914, broke cold, foggy and bleak, and at a very early hour Lody was brought from his cell, and the grim proc…

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7 November 1914 Sdt Claudius Descotes was killed in action on this day

7 November 1914 Sdt Claudius Descotes was killed in action on thi…

07 Nov 2017

Joseph was born at Chauffailles, Saône-et-Loire on 7th January 1893, He was living at 33, Quai du Bassin, Roanne, Loire…

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8 November 1914 Sgt Martin Brennan was killed in action on this day

8 November 1914 Sgt Martin Brennan was killed in action on this d…

08 Nov 2017

Martin lived at 105 Ardwick Street, Burnley at the time of his re-enlistment. A reservist in 1914, Martin originally enl…

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