3 November 1914 Pte Joshua Crossley died of measles during training

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

03 Nov 1914

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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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 1914

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 1914

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 1914

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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14 November 1916 Pte Bertie Adams was killed in action on this day

14 November 1916 Pte Bertie Adams was killed in action on this da…

14 Nov 1914

A weaver at Duckworth's Mill, Kelbrook, Bertie was born at Foulridge, Lancashire in 1895. He enlisted into the East Lanc…

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1195 Cpl Jean Corraud, 168 RI.

1195 Cpl Jean Corraud, 168 RI.

13 Dec 1914

Born at Sarry, Saonne-et-Loire on 29 March 1875, Jean Corraud was a member of the territorials at the time of the outbre…

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20 December 1914: 820 Marsouin Simon Chantelot, 6e RIC.

20 December 1914: 820 Marsouin Simon Chantelot, 6e RIC.

20 Dec 1914

Born at Ste Priest-la-Prugne on 30 November 1894, Simon Chantelot had just begun his compulsory military service with th…

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21 December 1914 : 7927 A/Cpl Simon Bennett, 2nd Bn Ryl Munster Fus.

21 December 1914 : 7927 A/Cpl Simon Bennett, 2nd Bn Ryl Munster F…

21 Dec 1914

Born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1884, after a number of years as a coal miner, Simon Bennett had enlisted into the army i…

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23 December 1914 8231 LCpl Albert Henry Reed Townsend, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment

23 December 1914 8231 LCpl Albert Henry Reed Townsend, 1st Battal…

23 Dec 1914

Born in Cirencester and working at the age of 12, his mother a widow, Albert gave up making leather goods to join the ar…

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24 December 1914 : Flt Sub-Lieut Bernard Osbourne Ffield, Royal Naval Air Service

24 December 1914 : Flt Sub-Lieut Bernard Osbourne Ffield, Royal N…

23 Dec 1914

Flt Sub-Lieut Bernard Osbourne Ffield, Royal Naval Air Service Born in Weybridge, Surrey on 17 August 1894, Bernard was…

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25 December 1914 : Pte Lewis Rhymes, 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

25 December 1914 : Pte Lewis Rhymes, 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regim…

25 Dec 1914

Born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire in 31 March 1885, Lewis was working as an agricultural labourer at the time of his …

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6 January 1915: Lt Gerald Adair Seckham (MiD), 2nd Bn East Lancashire Regiment.

6 January 1915: Lt Gerald Adair Seckham (MiD), 2nd Bn East Lancas…

06 Jan 1915

Gerald Seckham was gazetted 2/Lt in February 1912 and was promoted to lieutenant in South Africa in November of the same…

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