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069: January 2004

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Who was Ronald Johnson ?

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Prologue With the Glazer family take-over of Manchester United Football Club between 2003 and 2005 a group of Manchester United supporters, who were disillusioned at the way that ‘modern' football was being run (and organised in general), decided to form their own, totally democratic, supporter-owned, breakaway club. After much discussion, this ne…


2411 Pte Samuel Nothard, 1st Bn King's Own (Ryl Lancaster Regt)

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Born at Lydgate near Todmorden in 1896, Samuel enlisted, in Burnley, into the Special Reserve in April 1914. Arriving in France on 1 November 1914, he died of wounds received near ‘Snipers House', Armentieres on 21 March 1915 and was originally buried in the temporary cemetery at ‘Le Maroc'. He now lies in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Arment…


5 May 1915 Pte Herbert M Wightwick, 5th Bn CEF

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Born in Hastings, Sussex on 27 August 1885, Herbert emigrated to Canada where, at the time of the outbreak of war, he was employed as a clerk in Red Deer, Alberta. He enlisted at Red Deer into the Canadian Army and was attested at Valcartier on 22 September 1914. With the 5th Bn CEF, Herbert sailed from Quebec on 3 October 1914 and after harbourin…


10 June 1916 : Pte John Joseph Robinson, 2nd Bn Wellington Regiment, NZEF.

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John grew up at Oakworth, Yorkshire, where he lived and worked on his father's farm. After emigrating to Aukland, New Zealand in about 1913, he lived at Napier and enlisted into the Wellington Regiment in early 1915. After his training, John embarked for overseas service on board the Willochra on 13 November 1915 bound for Egypt, and then on to th…