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12 September 1918 : Pte Albert Henry Smither

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Albert lived in Tottenham and Walthamstow, attending Blackhorse Road Boys’ School from 1904-1909. When he enlisted in August 1914, he was working as a wood machinist, working for Harris Lebus, England’s largest furniture manufacturer, He joined the 7th Battallion, The Essex Regiment and by November 1914 had been promoted Lance-Corporal. He served…


Aftermath: Ireland

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Amongst those commemorated on Lewes War Memorial is Lance-Corporal Sidney Wright 1/6th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, aged 22. One of three brothers lost during the Great War, he was serving in Ireland when he accidentally drowned just outside Wicklow whilst bathing at Travilahawk Strand, between the military camp near the harbour entrance an…


5 November : Reburial of Three Unknown Soldiers at New Irish Farm Cemetery

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On Tuesday 5 November 2019 one unknown soldier of Essex Regiment and one unknown soldier or no known regiment will be reburied at New Irish Farm Cemetery with full military honours. The time is still to be confirmed, but is provisionally set for 2.30pm.  Meanwhile, a soldier of the Essex Regiment, L/Cpl Frederick Perkins, whose body has been reco…


7 November : Reburial at Loos British Cemetery

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 L/Cpl Frederick Perkins will be reburied with fill military honours on 7 November at 10:30am. L/Cpl Frederick Thomas Perkins served in 11th Battalion Essex Regiment and was killed in action during an attack on Nash Alley on 22 April 1917. During the attack the Battalion sustained 64 killed, many of whom have no known grave. Frederick Tho…


POSTPONED: 'Foot Soldier Sam's Great War - In His Own Words' by Phil Sutcliffe

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Caption: British prisoners after the Spring Offensive (Courtesy: IWM)   Because of the present situation, all talks have been postponed indefinitely and no branch meetings will take place until further notice.   About the talk: Signaller Sam Sutcliffe’s son and editor Phil will read excerpts from his father's WW1 frontline experiences… but fi…