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16 November 1917 Pte Joseph Williams died on this day

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Born at Cornholme, Lancashire in 1888, Joseph was a carter employed by Barnoldswick Council prior to enlistment. He was conscripted into service at Halifax on 7 June 1916 and, after training with the 3rd West Ridings, was transferred to the 2nd Battalion and sent to France on 13 November 1916. After arriving at Etaples, he was attached to 255 Tunne…


018: Winter 1986

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038: Summer 1993

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25 May 1917: 32576 Pte Charles Henry Gill, 8th Bn York and Lancs.

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Charles was born at Bradley, Yorkshire in 1896. At the 1911 fCensus the family were living at 49 St John St, Silsden, nr Keighley, Yorkshire. He enlisted on 2nd March 1916 and called up for service on 1 February 1917. He spent two months in the Home Reserve. According to his Medical History he was 5ft 6 inches tall and weighed 127 lbs. His level …


21 October 1917 : Pte Friend Whitwam

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Zachariah Friend was a card dealer at a woollen mill. Friend was baptised 25 April 1877. Friend had two sisters, Clara and Sarah. At the time of the 1901 Census, Friend lived with his parents and younger sister Sarah at 126 George Street. Both Friend and Sarah worked in a woollen mill, Friend as a cloth finisher. Later that year, on 2 Novem…