3 September 1915 Lt William Darnell VC died on this day

3 September 1915 Lt William Darnell VC died on this day

03 Sep 1915

William was born 6 April 1885 in Collingwood, Melbourne. On 15 April 1907 he married. He was in South Africa when th…

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8 September 1915 Follower Dasarat died in Brighton of illness

8 September 1915 Follower Dasarat died in Brighton of illness

08 Sep 1915

The son of Jata of Deolali, Nashik, Bombay, India, Dasarat arrived in the UK in October/November 1914. After seeing ser…

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26 September 1915 L/Cpl Harold Chapin was killed in action on this day

26 September 1915 L/Cpl Harold Chapin was killed in action on thi…

26 Sep 1915

Born in Brooklyn, New York on 15 February 1886, Harold was an American citizen who has become regarded as an 'English' a…

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27 September 1916 Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon, 8th Black Watch

27 September 1916 Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon, 8th Black Watch

27 Sep 1915

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has changed the commemoration for Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon, an uncle of Her Maje…

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17 October 1916 L/Cpl Frank Sagar died of his wounds on this day

17 October 1916 L/Cpl Frank Sagar died of his wounds on this day

17 Oct 1915

Frank was born in Barnoldswick, Yorkshire in 1895 to parents George and Emma. He would have been a cotton weaver, like h…

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19 October 1915 Pte William Bailey died from dysentery on this day

19 October 1915 Pte William Bailey died from dysentery on this da…

19 Oct 1915

Born at Mellor (near Blackburn), Lancashire in 1895, William had relocated to West Marton in Yorkshire where he was empl…

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15 November 1916 Pte Arthur Henry Sharples was killed on this day

15 November 1916 Pte Arthur Henry Sharples was killed on this day…

15 Nov 1915

A cotton weaver from Burnley, Lancashire, Arthur was born in the town in 1898. Resident on Berry Street, Burnley, he en…

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28 January 1916 Dvr Thomas Spurr died of an illness

28 January 1916 Dvr Thomas Spurr died of an illness

28 Jan 1916

Born in Batley, Yorkshire in 1889, Thomas was living at 33, Barden Lane, Burnley, Lancs at the time of his enlistment. …

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6000 Gnr William Greenwood, 111th Company, MGC (Inf)

6000 Gnr William Greenwood, 111th Company, MGC (Inf)

13 Jul 1916

William was residing with his parents at Church Square, Worsthorne at the time of his enlistment. Originally enlisting i…

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Lance Corporal Eugene Walter Linley, 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.

Lance Corporal Eugene Walter Linley, 5th Battalion, Cameron Highl…

18 Jul 1916

The 1901 census records him living at Muirfiled Road, Inverness, with his parents Fred [b.1859 Huddersfield?, Yorkshire]…

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Corporal John Beresford Bryson, 53 Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force (AIF).

Corporal John Beresford Bryson, 53 Battalion, Australian Infantry…

19 Jul 1916

He was the son of James and Emily Bryson, of Huskisson, New South Wales. He enlisted on 1 August 1915 and he embarked fr…

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1797 Pte. Alexander McGregor McKenzie, 32 nd Bn.AIF

1797 Pte. Alexander McGregor McKenzie, 32 nd Bn.AIF

20 Jul 1916

Alexander McKenzie was born at Talia, South Australia on 11 January 1891. He enlisted at Keswick, South Australia on 7 …

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