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31 August 1916 Pte Evan Oliver Robert May was killed in action on this day

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  23167 Pte Evan Oliver Robert May, 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucester Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Division. Evan May was journeyman baker from Cirencester, married with a wife and son. He was 32. He enlisted in Cirencester joining one of the New Army battalions - nine were raised to join the Gloucester Regiment. Pte May was killed in action …


23 December 1914 8231 LCpl Albert Henry Reed Townsend, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment

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Born in Cirencester and working at the age of 12, his mother a widow, Albert gave up making leather goods to join the army in 1911. By the outbreak of war he was a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.  A laundry washer, his mother Annie Georgina, received a small pension after her son's death.  LCpl Albert H R Townsend…


25 December 1914 : Pte Lewis Rhymes, 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

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Born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire in 31 March 1885, Lewis was working as an agricultural labourer at the time of his initial enlistment. He joined the army in July 1904 and, with the 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regiment, served in England and Malta until transferring to the 1st Battalion in 1910 (and remaining in England). In August 1911, Lewis was …