20 September 1917 Pte Harry Cockett was killed in action on this day

20 September 1917 Pte Harry Cockett was killed in action on this …

20 Sep 2017

Born in Hawes, Yorkshire in 1898, Harry emigrated to South Africa before the war and was living in Johannesburg, at the …

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21 September 1919 Unterjäger Josef Rudolf Rein died on this day

21 September 1919 Unterjäger Josef Rudolf Rein died on this day

21 Sep 2017

Born at Dornbirn, Austria on 18 October 1886, Joseph was a factory worker living at Lustenauerstrasse 13 in the town at …

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22 September 1916 Capt James Knowles Bertram died on this day

22 September 1916 Capt James Knowles Bertram died on this day

22 Sep 2017

Born at Dundas, Ontario, Canada on 6 December 1889, James was a student in medicine at McGill University and the Royal M…

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23 September 1918 Chief Mot Mech William Howson died on this day

23 September 1918 Chief Mot Mech William Howson died on this day

23 Sep 2017

Born in Hellifield, Yorkshire in 1888, William worked for the Midland Railway Co. in the gas department of Hellifield St…

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24 September 1916 Kan Xaver Wittkopf killed in action on this day

24 September 1916 Kan Xaver Wittkopf killed in action on this day…

24 Sep 2017

Born on 15 November 1893, he was already a serving soldier at the time of the outbreak of war and saw action in the Batt…

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25 September 1916 Capt. Herbert Meakin killed in action on this day

25 September 1916 Capt. Herbert Meakin killed in action on this d…

25 Sep 2017

Capt. Herbert Percy Meakin. 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards, Att Guards Trench Mortar Battery Herbert Percy Meakin was born…

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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 2017

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 1918 Louise de Bettignies (alias 'Alice Dubois') died on this day

27 September 1918 Louise de Bettignies (alias 'Alice Dubois') die…

27 Sep 2017

Also known as 'The Jean d'Arc of the North', Louise de Bettingnies was born on 15 July 1880 at St.Amand-les-Eaux. Althou…

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29 September 1918 L Cpl John Wade killed in action on this day

29 September 1918 L Cpl John Wade killed in action on this day

29 Sep 2017

John was born in Burnley in 1888. He was a warehouseman at Woodward's Mill, Burnley, Lancashire before the war, John w…

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28 October 1918 Cpl John Valentine Bildner was killed in action on this day

28 October 1918 Cpl John Valentine Bildner was killed in action o…

29 Sep 2017

A machinist fro Aurora, Indiana, John was born on 31 August 1894. Drafted into service with the 159th Depot Brigade at L…

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30 September 1918 Nurse Grace Copeland died of meningitis on this day

30 September 1918 Nurse Grace Copeland died of meningitis on this…

30 Sep 2017

Born 19 August 1890 at Boone County, Indiana, Grace graduated from Indianapolis City Hospital in 1917 and enlisted as an…

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1 October 1917 Private Ernest Mackness died on this day

1 October 1917 Private Ernest Mackness died on this day

01 Oct 2017

Ernest lost his life on 1 October 1917 not in combat, but in front of a firing squad. Mackness, a regular soldier aged …

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