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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 …


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…