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14 August 1915 Pte Samuel Quinn died of his wounds on this day

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From Burnley, Lancashire where he was still resident (Anne Street) at the time of his enlistment, Samuel (who possibly actually served under an alias: there is a possibility that his true family name is O'Donnell) was born in 1894. After enlisting into his local territorial battalion in the early days of the war, he landed at Gallipoli in May 1915 …


Pte William Shaw died of his wounds in hospital in the UK: 12 September 1916

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William lived at 61 Finsley Gate in neighbouring Burnley. He enlisted soon after the declaration of war. He arrived in France after training in early 1916 He was severely wounded and returned to the UK where he he died of his wounds in hospital on 12 September 1916. He was 36 years old. William was buried in Epsom Cemetery.   12 September 19…


Pte Ernest Scott: 14 September 1914

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Ernest was a warehouseman at Spring Mills at Wheatley Lane near Burnley prior to the outbreak of war. A pre-war reservist, he was recalled to duty on 4 August 1914 and embarked for France within a fortnight of the declaration. A veteran of the Battles of Mons and the Marne, he was severely wounded by shrapnel shattering his arm during the Battle o…


3 October 1916 Pte John Henry Hargreaves died on this day of his wounds

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A weaver from Burnley, Lancashire, John was also a keen footballer and secretary of the Burnley and District Junior Football League. He enlisted into the 3/4th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment in early 1916 but was transferred to the North Lancs whilst at Witley in Surrey, prior to embarking on overseas service in August 1916. Severely wounded …


6000 Gnr William Greenwood, 111th Company, MGC (Inf)

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William was residing with his parents at Church Square, Worsthorne at the time of his enlistment. Originally enlisting into the East Lancashire Regiment in April 1915, he was sent to the 10th (Reserve) Battalion (and numbered 10/21472) before proceeding overseas with the 8th Battalion (to which he was transferred) serving in France. Soon after arri…


L Cpl John James Clegg, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regt

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244904 L Cpl John James Clegg, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regt. John Clegg was an employee of Messrs. Grey Ltd at Livingstone Mill, Burnley before the war. A married father of two, he was conscripted into the Army in October 1916 and was sent on active service in January 1917. A participant in the 3rd Battle of Ypres and Cambrai in 1917, he also…