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19 October 1915 : Pte William Bailey

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William had relocated to West Marton in Yorkshire where he was employed by Lt. Col. Roundell as a worker on his Gledstone estate. After two unsuccessful attempts at enlisting, William was finally accepted into service at Keighley in early 1915 and, after training, was sent as reinforcement to Gallipoli in mid September 1915. Evacuated from the pen…


4 June 1915 Capt Henry Worthington Whalley, 1/4th Bn East Lancashire Regt.

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Born at Whernside, Blackburn, Lancashire on 4 February 1896, Henry was educated at Blackburn Grammar School, Holmwood School, Formby and Sedbergh. A keen sportsman, he was also a member of the OTC at Sedbergh and was gazetted as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th East Lancashire Regt (TF) in February 1913. Promoted to Lieutenant in November 1914, Henry w…


19 October 1917 : Gnr. Henry Clark, 50th Bde, Royal Field Artillery

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Henry was a weaver at Queensgate Mill, Burnley prior to enlistment. He enlisted into the RFA in Blackburn on 22nd October 1915 and, after a year of training in the UK, embarked for service on the Western Front on 19th October 1916. After seeing action during the latter stage of the Battle of the Somme and during the Battle of Arras, Henry was kil…


13 January 1917: Cpl Francis Howard Bell

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The son of Thomas (a commercial traveller, rice and spice) and Elizabeth. In 1911, one of five, Francis was working as an apprentice in a greengrocer. He was living with his family at 19 Norma Rd, Waterloo. Before the war he emigrated to Canada, first to farm but then moving to Vancouver.   Francis initially enlisted into the 15th Bn CEF (Duke…