11 November 1918 Pvt (ex-Sgt) Henry Nicolas Gunther, Co A, 313th Infantry Regiment, US Army.

11 November 1918 Pvt (ex-Sgt) Henry Nicolas Gunther, Co A, 313th …

11 Nov 1918

Born on 5 June 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland, Henry was a bank employee prior to his enlistment in September 1917. A su…

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22 August 1932 Dame Janet Stancomb-Wills

22 August 1932 Dame Janet Stancomb-Wills

22 Aug 1932

Following the early death of her father, Janet Stancomb and her sister were adopted by their uncle, Sir William Henry Wi…

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7 April 2005 Charles Kuentz, age 108, died, Germany's last First World War veteran

7 April 2005 Charles Kuentz, age 108, died, Germany's last First …

07 Apr 2005

Charles Kuentz¬†was interviewed by Tony Paterson when he was 107 years old in 2004. This photograph shows Charles Kuentz…

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Corporal. F. G. Head

Corporal. F. G. Head

21 Mar 2017

Corporal Frederick George Head (2357) 17th Royal London Regiment (The Stepney and Poplar Rifles) A few years ago I unde…

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2/Lt  Edward Felix Baxter VC

2/Lt Edward Felix Baxter VC

17 Apr 2017

The short biography that follows is based on the account which appears in Gerald Gliddon's 'VCs of the First World War: …

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2 June 1915 Roland A Leighton 1895-1915

2 June 1915 Roland A Leighton 1895-1915

02 Jun 2017

Roland Leighton was the oldest surviving child of literary parents, Robert and Marie Leighton, and was born on 27th Marc…

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1 August 1918 Cpl Isaac E Holloway was killed in action on this day.

1 August 1918 Cpl Isaac E Holloway was killed in action on this d…

01 Aug 2017

Born in Grant County, Indiana on 9 June 1890, Isaac was a musician in his civilian life. A graduate of the Marion Conser…

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2 August 1916 L/Cpl Stephen Henry (Harry) Horrocks died on this day

2 August 1916 L/Cpl Stephen Henry (Harry) Horrocks died on this d…

02 Aug 2017

Stephen was from Fremantle, Western Australia, but born in Wigan, Lancashire, England. He enlisted on 3 March 1915. He w…

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3 August 1917 Lieut Robert Combe died in combat and was awarded the VC

3 August 1917 Lieut Robert Combe died in combat and was awarded t…

03 Aug 2017

Born in Aberdeen on 5 August 1880, Robert Combe left for Canada age 26 in 1906. A pharmacist in Saskatchewan, in April 1…

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4 August 1916 Lieutenant Noel Alexander Target MC was killed

4 August 1916 Lieutenant Noel Alexander Target MC was killed

04 Aug 2017

Born 23 November 1895 at London, son of Felix Alexander Target MICE, Civil Engineer, Indian Public Works Department, of …

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5 August 1916 Lt George Sainton Kaye Butterworth MC died on this day

5 August 1916 Lt George Sainton Kaye Butterworth MC died on this …

05 Aug 2017

Born in London on 12 July 1885, George - who was to become one of England's most distinctive composers - was educated at…

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6 August 1914 Charles George McConachy died on this day

6 August 1914 Charles George McConachy died on this day

06 Aug 2017

Charles McConachy was born in Belfast on 11th July 1889. On 3rd August 1905, while a student of Ballymena Academy, h…

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