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 1918

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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20 October 1918 Cpl Gilbert P Hamilton died from influenza on this day

20 October 1918 Cpl Gilbert P Hamilton died from influenza on thi…

20 Oct 1918

Born 26 October 1898 at Connersville, Indiana, Gilbert was a machinist by trade. He enlisted into the Indiana National G…

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11 November 1918 Pvt (ex-Sgt) Henry Nicolas Gunther, Co A, 313th Infantry Regiment, US Army.

11 November 1918 Pvt (ex-Sgt) Henry Nicolas Gunther, Co A, 313th …

11 Nov 1918

Born on 5 June 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland, Henry was a bank employee prior to his enlistment in September 1917. A su…

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Sdt Augustin Joseph Louis Victorin Trébuchon, 415e RI.

Sdt Augustin Joseph Louis Victorin Trébuchon, 415e RI.

11 Nov 1918

The last French soldier to be killed in action during the Great War, Augustin was born on 30 May 1878 in the small farmi…

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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 1919

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 August 1932 Dame Janet Stancomb-Wills

22 August 1932 Dame Janet Stancomb-Wills

22 Aug 1932

Following the early death of her father, Janet Stancomb and her sister were adopted by their uncle, Sir William Henry Wi…

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7 April 2005 Charles Kuentz, age 108, died, Germany's last First World War veteran

7 April 2005 Charles Kuentz, age 108, died, Germany's last First …

07 Apr 2005

Charles Kuentz was interviewed by Tony Paterson when he was 107 years old in 2004. This photograph shows Charles Kuentz…

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Corporal. F. G. Head

Corporal. F. G. Head

21 Mar 2017

Corporal Frederick George Head (2357) 17th Royal London Regiment (The Stepney and Poplar Rifles) A few years ago I unde…

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2/Lt  Edward Felix Baxter VC

2/Lt Edward Felix Baxter VC

17 Apr 2017

The short biography that follows is based on the account which appears in Gerald Gliddon's 'VCs of the First World War: …

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2 June 1915 Roland A Leighton 1895-1915

2 June 1915 Roland A Leighton 1895-1915

02 Jun 2017

Roland Leighton was the oldest surviving child of literary parents, Robert and Marie Leighton, and was born on 27th Marc…

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1 August 1918 Cpl Isaac E Holloway was killed in action on this day.

1 August 1918 Cpl Isaac E Holloway was killed in action on this d…

01 Aug 2017

Born in Grant County, Indiana on 9 June 1890, Isaac was a musician in his civilian life. A graduate of the Marion Conser…

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2 August 1916 L/Cpl Stephen Henry (Harry) Horrocks died on this day

2 August 1916 L/Cpl Stephen Henry (Harry) Horrocks died on this d…

02 Aug 2017

Stephen was from Fremantle, Western Australia, but born in Wigan, Lancashire, England. He enlisted on 3 March 1915. He w…

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