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 December 1917 :  Wagoner Ned Vandeventer

28 December 1917 : Wagoner Ned Vandeventer

28 Dec 1915

28 December 1917 Wagoner Ned Vandeventer, Supply Co 151st Infantry Regt. From Bloomfield, Indiana, Ned was born on 24 …

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5 January 1916: L/17062 Gnr Kei Marsh, 148 Bde (County Palatine) RFA

5 January 1916: L/17062 Gnr Kei Marsh, 148 Bde (County Palatine) …

05 Jan 1916

From his Pension Card we learn that Kei Marsh was married to Edith Ellen and that they had three children under 16. Bor…

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19 January 1916  Pte Albert Edward Waddington, 10/Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

19 January 1916 Pte Albert Edward Waddington, 10/Cameronians (Sc…

19 Jan 1916

17176 Pte Albert Edward Waddington, 10/Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Albert was born in Preston in April 1871. The elde…

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21 January 1916 : 3118 Pte Frederick C Baldwyn, 1/4th Bn Hampshire Regt.

21 January 1916 : 3118 Pte Frederick C Baldwyn, 1/4th Bn Hampshir…

21 Jan 1916

Born in Conderton, Worcestrershire, at the outbreak of war in 1914 Frederick was living on his father’s farm at Eversley…

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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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4828 Sergeant/Adjutant Alphonse Segard, 1er Régiment d'Infanterie Territoriale - French Army.

4828 Sergeant/Adjutant Alphonse Segard, 1er Régiment d'Infanterie…

14 Feb 1916

Alphonse was born at Wattelros, Nord on 27th June 1879. Taken prisoner (along with practically the whole of his regiment…

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Sdto Antonio Evola (Italian Army).

Sdto Antonio Evola (Italian Army).

06 Mar 1916

Born 5 April 1892 in Cirini Province, Salerno, Italy, he emigrated to the USA in 1909 and became an employee of the Vand…

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5179 Pte.Dennis Cyril Byrne, 6th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

5179 Pte.Dennis Cyril Byrne, 6th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

19 Apr 1916

A labourer in a pipe-works in his civilian life, Dennis was born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1894. He enlisted into the 3…

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