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21 November 1917 Pte George Wilson was reported missing in action on this day


George Wilson was born in Steeton in 1894. He enlisted into the West Riding Territorials in January 1915 and was sent overseas to join the 62nd Division on the Western Front in February 1917. After taking part in the Battles of Arras and the Hindenburg Line, he was posted as missing during the Cambrai Offensive on 21 November 1917 and declared de…

30 November 1917 L/Cpl William Dewhurst died on this day


Born in Helmshore, Lancashire in 1885, William was living at Barnoldswick, where he was employed as a weaver at the time of his enlistment. Enlisting into the 4th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (as 5841) at Keighley in August 1916, when he was 31 and 11 months old, William was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps in November of the same yea…

32637 Pte Arthur Swain, 13th Bn Essex Regiment


Born in Burnley in 1897, Arthur Swain was living at 20, North Street in the same town at the time of his enlistment (as 23399 in the East Lancashire Regiment) in early 1916. Transferred to the 13th Bn Essex regiment after arrival in France in October 1916, Arthur took part in actions on the Ancre, at Arras and Cambrai. He was wounded during sporadi…