6 October 1917 Harold Rowley died of his wounds on this day

6 October 1917 Harold Rowley died of his wounds on this day

06 Oct 2017

Born in Priorslee, Shropshire in 1895, Harold worked as the secretary of the Skipton Co-Operative Society prior to enlis…

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8 October 1915 Pte Robert H Reeves, 15 years old, died on this day

8 October 1915 Pte Robert H Reeves, 15 years old, died on this da…

08 Oct 2017

Robert Reeves was born in Edmonton, Middlesex and enlisted, probably in 1914, in Shoreditch, whilst only fourteen years …

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9 October 1917 Sgt Charles Edgar Salmon died on this day

9 October 1917 Sgt Charles Edgar Salmon died on this day

09 Oct 2017

Born at Albany Terrace, Burnley in January 1896, Edgar was educated at St Mary Magdalene's School in the town before goi…

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10 October 1916 Pte Beaumont Wood died of his wounds on this day

10 October 1916 Pte Beaumont Wood died of his wounds on this day

10 Oct 2017

Beaumont Wood was born in Thornhill in 1888 and before the war worked in the dyehouse at Marshall Kaye and Marshall's mi…

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11 October 1916 Lt William Robert McCann died of his wounds on this day

11 October 1916 Lt William Robert McCann died of his wounds on th…

11 Oct 2017

William Robert McCann was the son of Mr and Mrs James McCann of ‘Fernagh', Whiteabbey, County Antrim. He proceeded to th…

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12 October 1917 Pte Arthur Amos Hardisty died on this day

12 October 1917 Pte Arthur Amos Hardisty died on this day

12 Oct 2017

Born at Long Drax near Selby, Yorkshire in 1873, Arthur was a stationer in Barnoldswick before emigrating to Wellington,…

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13 October 1917 Pte Clifford Haley died on this day

13 October 1917 Pte Clifford Haley died on this day

13 Oct 2017

Clifford Haley was born in Gomersal, West Yorkshire in 1898 to Mr and Mrs Charles Haley. After attending St Saviour's Bo…

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14 October 1917 Private William Haldenby died on this day

14 October 1917 Private William Haldenby died on this day

14 Oct 2017

William would have expected to be safe when, on 14 October 1917 he was returning to Dulwich Camp, near Elverdinghe after…

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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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