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13 February 1915: Pte John Fawcett


John was a recalled reservist who had originally enlisted in 1902. At the time of the outbreak of war he was a cotton weaver, married to Mary Jane and had three children and living in Barnoldswick. Serving in France and Flanders since September 1914, John was killed in action at ‘Snipers House', Le Touquet on 13 February 1915. He is  buried at Tan…

The Gallipoli Oak: A Story of a Family’s Unique Legacy to a Lancashire Fusilier by Dr Martin Purdy


PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE  - NOW 17 JAN In March 1922 a Lancashire businessman stepped from a cruise ship onto the Gallipoli peninsula. He was accompanied by a host of other pilgrims equally as desperate to visit this Mediterranean outpost as he and his wife, but what made James Duckworth stand out was the fact that he stepped ashore with a bucket o…