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15 October 1914 : Pte Arthur William Heptinstall

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His parents were James (a joiner) and Ann Heptinstall. Arthur was the seventh of their children born between 1864 and 1878.  Arthur enlisted in Bradford on 10 November 1899, joining 2nd Bn Royal Scots (Infantry). He was 21. He served in South Africa from 1900 to 1902 and in India from 1902 to 1907, where he became a qualified telegraphist. He ex…


26 January 1915: Pte Simeon Sharratt

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Son of Simeon (felt hat maker) and Elizabeth Ann Sharratt of 1 High Fields Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire. One of 6 children.  Educated at Nuneaton and Hinckley Church Schools.  A gardener from age 14 and before the war.  Enlisted 3 September 1914. Went to France 22 December 1914. Wounded in action, shot by a sniper through the wrist and stoma…


2 February 1915: Philip Arthur Blanshard

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Parents Henry and Alice (née Hurdman). Educated at Park Road Board School, Hull and employed in the Sanitary Department of Hull Corporation. At the 1911 Census, himself 16 years of age, he is given as a ‘general labourer’ and was living with his parents, seven siblings ages 5 to 21 and his 81 year old grandmother at 4 Finsbury Grove, Fountain R…


18 February 1917 : Pte. John Jackson, 9th Bn. Suffolk Regt.

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Employed as a cotton weaver prior to the war, he was conscripted into service in 1916 and initially joined the East Lancashire Regiment (as 28410) in Preston before being transferred to the 11th Bn. Suffolk Regiment for active service. Serving on the Western front from mid-1916, John saw action in the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme befor…


The Five Baldock-Apps brothers from Hurst Green

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Some people will know of the sacrifice of the Souls family from Great Rissington in the Cotswolds. The family's tragedy was recounted by Ian Hislop in the TV series 'Not Forgotten' on First World War memorials in 2005 and told again in a book that supported the series of the same name by Neil Oliver. Annie and William Souls of Hurst Green, Eas…