7 August 1915 L/Cpl Harold Owen was killed in action on this day

7 August 1915 L/Cpl Harold Owen was killed in action on this day

07 Aug 2017

Harold Owen was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire in the summer of 1888. He was employed as a lithographic printer in the …

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8 August 1918 Lieut. Alfred Gaby VC died on this day

8 August 1918 Lieut. Alfred Gaby VC died on this day

08 Aug 2017

Alfred was born on 25 January 1892 in Springfield, Tasmania. He was a labourer and farmer before joining the Australia…

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9 August 1915 CPL Alexander Burton VC died in action on this day

9 August 1915 CPL Alexander Burton VC died in action on this day

09 Aug 2017

Alexander was born on 20 January 1893 in Kyneton, Victoria in Australia. He become an ironmonger. On enlisting he joine…

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10 August 1918 First Lieutenant George L Howard was killed on this day

10 August 1918 First Lieutenant George L Howard was killed on thi…

10 Aug 2017

First Lieutenant George L Howard was a resident of Brooklyn, New York and a graduate of Yale University, Class of 1905. …

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11 August 1917 Pte Foster Yerkess was killed in action on this day

11 August 1917 Pte Foster Yerkess was killed in action on this da…

11 Aug 2017

Born in Earby, Yorkshire in 1896, Foster was a weaver residing in Colne, Lancashire at the time of the outbreak of war. …

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12 August 1914 Lt Robin Reginald Skene died in an air crash on this day

12 August 1914 Lt Robin Reginald Skene died in an air crash on th…

12 Aug 2017

Along with AM/1 RK Barlow, Robin was the first fatality (albeit not in action) for the RFC during the Great War. Born in…

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13 August 1915 Pte Arthur Moore died when his ship was struck by a torpedo

13 August 1915 Pte Arthur Moore died when his ship was struck by …

13 Aug 2017

Resident at 58, Baron Terrace, Healey Wood, Burnley, Arthur was a weaver at Thompson's Mill, Trafalgar Street at the tim…

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14 August 1915 Pte Samuel Quinn died of his wounds on this day

14 August 1915 Pte Samuel Quinn died of his wounds on this day

14 Aug 2017

From Burnley, Lancashire where he was still resident (Anne Street) at the time of his enlistment, Samuel (who possibly a…

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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 2017

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 2017

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

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17 August 1916 Pte William Nettleton was killed in action on this day

17 August 1916 Pte William Nettleton was killed in action on this…

17 Aug 2017

Willie Nettleton was born in Ossett, Yorkshire 15 July 1891. He would be one of the 12 children in his family. They live…

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18 August 1917 Sgt Frederick Hobson VC killed in action on this day

18 August 1917 Sgt Frederick Hobson VC killed in action on this d…

18 Aug 2017

Frederick was born 23 September 1873 in London. Frederick served in the British Army during the Boer War and then emigr…

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