27 April 1917: 240446 Pte James Wormwell, 1/5th Bn East Lancashire Regt.

27 April 1917: 240446 Pte James Wormwell, 1/5th Bn East Lancashir…

27 Apr 1917

From Nelson, Lancashire, James was born in 1894. Residing in Kelbrook at the time of his enlistment, he was employed as …

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27 April 1917: 240446 Pte James Wormwell, 1/5th Bn East Lancashire Regt. (1)

27 April 1917: 240446 Pte James Wormwell, 1/5th Bn East Lancashir…

27 Apr 1917

From Nelson, Lancashire, James was born in 1894. Residing in Kelbrook at the time of his enlistment, he was employed as …

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8 May 1917: 27209 Pte Arthur Chatterton, 8th Bn East Yorkshire Regt

8 May 1917: 27209 Pte Arthur Chatterton, 8th Bn East Yorkshire Re…

08 May 1917

Born at Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire in 1881, Arthur was working as a wool sorter in the USA at the time of the outbreak …

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16 May 1917 : 36808 Pte Tom Spencer, 18th Bn Durham Light Infantry.

16 May 1917 : 36808 Pte Tom Spencer, 18th Bn Durham Light Infantr…

16 May 1917

He was part of a large family, having nine brothers and sisters most of whom lived at Low Close Farm. In 1911 they we…

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786032 Gnr Dennis Albert Holgate, D Bty 312th Bde RFA

786032 Gnr Dennis Albert Holgate, D Bty 312th Bde RFA

17 May 1917

Born in Draughton, Yorkshire in 1898, to a limestone quarryman from Yorkshire, Dennis was conscripted into service at Ot…

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18 May 1917: 20550 Pte (A/Cpl) James Clarke, 11th Bn Kings Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment.

18 May 1917: 20550 Pte (A/Cpl) James Clarke, 11th Bn Kings Own (R…

18 May 1917

Residing at 12 Burdett St, Burnley at the time of his enlistment, James was an ironworker by trade. A keen sportsman (bo…

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22 May 1917 Private Herbert Killian died of his wounds on this day

22 May 1917 Private Herbert Killian died of his wounds on this da…

22 May 1917

Herbert Killian was born in Burnley in the second quarter of 1898. Age 13, in 1911, Herbert was employed in a nut and …

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23 May 1917: 13277 Sgt John Hudson, 9th & 10th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding) Regt.

23 May 1917: 13277 Sgt John Hudson, 9th & 10th Bn Duke of Welling…

23 May 1917

13277 Sgt John Hudson, 9th & 10th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding) Regt. Born at Cononley, North Yorkshire in 1…

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697054 Pte Alexander Falconer, 31st Bn CEF (Alberta Regt).

697054 Pte Alexander Falconer, 31st Bn CEF (Alberta Regt).

28 Jul 1917

Alex was a farmer. He enlisted into the army on 12 September 1916 before being sent to the 31st Bn serving in France. Al…

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Inf. Sebastian Scheugenpflug, Kgl.Bayr.Res.Inf.Regt.17

Inf. Sebastian Scheugenpflug, Kgl.Bayr.Res.Inf.Regt.17

31 Jul 1917

Sebastian was a grocer from Lengthal, Bavaria. A recalled reservist in August 1914, he first saw action during the Firs…

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15 August 1917 Pte Samuel Young died on this day

15 August 1917 Pte Samuel Young died on this day

15 Aug 1917

At the outbreak of war he was living in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He enlisted into the Sussex Regiment (as 11948) at Tunbr…

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16 August 1917 Lt Colonel Sir Robert Benyon Nevill Gunter died on this day

16 August 1917 Lt Colonel Sir Robert Benyon Nevill Gunter died on…

16 Aug 1917

Sir Nevill served as a Lieutenant Colonel (graded as a Staff Lieutenant, 1st Class) in the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battali…

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