15 October 1914 Pte Arthur William Heptinstall died on this day

15 October 1914 Pte Arthur William Heptinstall died on this day

15 Oct 2017

Born in Yorkshire in 1882, Arthur enlisted in Bradford on 10 November 1899, joining 2nd Bn Royal Scots (Infantry). Arthu…

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16 October 1916 Pte James Joynt MM died on this day on the Somme

16 October 1916 Pte James Joynt MM died on this day on the Somme

16 Oct 2017

James, the second child of William (an Irishman for Limerick) and Ellen (from Gosport) was born in Derby in January 1…

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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 2017

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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18 October 1914 Larrett Roebuck killed in action on this day

18 October 1914 Larrett Roebuck killed in action on this day

18 Oct 2017

Larrett Roebuck was born at Jump, near Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, on 27 January 1889. By 1901 the Roebuck family had …

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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 2017

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

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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 2017

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

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21 October 1916 L/Cpl William Beck was killed in action on this day

21 October 1916 L/Cpl William Beck was killed in action on this d…

21 Oct 2017

Born in Haggerston, East London, on 11 February 1893, his family moved to Walthamstow and he attended Blackhorse Road Bo…

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22 October 1916 Rfm Percy Spreadborough was killed during a counter attack from the Schwaben Redoubt

22 October 1916 Rfm Percy Spreadborough was killed during a count…

22 Oct 2017

Percy was born on 25 January 1894 in Islington. By 1901 the family had moved to Walthamstow and from 1902-1908, Percy at…

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23 October 1918 Pvt Edward M Beneker died on this day

23 October 1918 Pvt Edward M Beneker died on this day

24 Oct 2017

A farmer from Franklyn County, Indiana, Edward was born at South Gate on 20 September 1895. He was drafted into service …

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24 October 1918 Pte John S Lamberton killed in action on this day

24 October 1918 Pte John S Lamberton killed in action on this day…

24 Oct 2017

From Stewarton, Ayr, John was a cabinet maker in the employ of Messrs W Mackenzie & Co prior to the war. In January …

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25 October 1914 Pte Charles Dixon died on this day

25 October 1914 Pte Charles Dixon died on this day

25 Oct 2017

Born in Burnley, Lancs in 1886, Charles originally joined the Army in early 1904 and was a reservist still living in the…

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26 October 1917 Pte George Towler died on this day

26 October 1917 Pte George Towler died on this day

26 Oct 2017

Born at Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire on 22 April 1891, George was a grocery clerk in Calgary, Alberta at the time of…

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