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3242 Pte Robert Spencer, 6/ (DoW) West Riding Regt.

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From Skipton, Yorks, Robert was born in 1892 and was the eldest of five. Before the war he was a warp dryer in a cotton mill. His father Peter was an engineman in a quarry.

Robert died on the operating table in hospital in York. He is buried in St.Stephen's Catholic cemetery, Skipton.

 

12 February 1917

Research by David O'Mara

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12 July 1916 : 13099 A/Cpl. James Albert Jackson, 7th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

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James was living in neighbouring Burnley where he was employed as a ring jobber in a cotton mill. After enlisting into the East Lancashire Regiment in Burnley in September 1914, he embarked for France on 18 July 1915 and spent the major part of the year in the Festubert and Neuve Chapelle sectors (including taking part in the Loos diversionary act…