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4 September 1916 : Pte Edgar William Burn


Son of Roger (a tailor) and Georgina Burn. Age 16 at the 1911 England Census, Edgar was a watchmaker and apprentice dealer with T.M. Wilcox of Market Place, Alnwick. He had two younger brothers, Herbert (a draper's assistant) and John. In 1911 the family lived at Centre Terrace, Alnwick, by the time of the war, when their sons enlisted, they were …

6 October 1917 : Harold Rowley


Parents John and Sarah (née Owen).  At the 1901 Census, age 6, Harold lived with his two older siblings Louie and Owen, parents and his 76 year old Aunt Jane. His sister Louie died in 1905.  At the 1911 Census, age 16, Harold was working as a clerk. His father John and older brother Owen were blast furnace men. They lived in the 3 room 945 Old St…

29 November 1917 2nd. Lieut. Hugh Hutchinson died of his wounds


Born 10 May 1894, Stockton on Tees, County Durham. Hugh was a Law Clerk in a solicitor's office, Smith's Dock and Co, in the Bull Ring. He enlisted with the Newcastle Commercials (Quaysiders) August 1914. After training he entered France 15 July 1915. He was out there 21 months without leave, and came home early in 1917. Discharged 31st July 1917…

008: Summer 1983


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011: Summer 1984


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1914 The Memoirs of a Volunteer by Harry Fellows


[This article first appeared in Stand To! No 11 Summer 1984 pp.34-35. At this time, there were more than 170 members of the Western Front Association who were veterans of the First World War, like Harry Fellows they shared reminiscences, their memoirs, diaries and letters. Members of the WFA have access to a growing online archive of back issues of…

021: Winter 1987


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Crossing No Man’s Land. Experience and Learning with The Northumberland Fusiliers in the Great War


Reviewed by Bob Wyatt. Crossing No Man’s Land is the 17th in Helion’s acclaimed series of Wolverhampton Military Studies. It publication was preceded by three articles by the author which appeared in the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research. These preliminary writings covered the regiment’s deployment on the Somme, the Territorial b…

14 September 1917 : Pte Robert Coates Walker


The youngest of five children born to Charles Walker an accountant and insurer. At the time of the 1911 Census the family were living at Prospect House, Cononley.  Robert Walker was a clerk with Messrs.Whitworth, Armstrong & Co, Newcastle (following on from being a shopkeeper at a local Co-op). He had formerly been a member of the National Vo…

11 April 1918 : Pte Jack Whiteley


Parents, Fenton (a foreman at a woollen cloth manufacturer) and Ann Eliza Whiteley, at the time of her son’s death his mother was living at 273 Scout Hill, Wesbury. At the 1911 Census, the family of seven lived in a 4 roomed dwelling in Ravensthorpe. Jack's four older siblings all worked at the mill in various jobs as heaters, weavers or menders: …

21 October 1917 : Pte Friend Whitwam


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…

24 September 1917 : Petty Officer (Acting) Tommy Egdell, DCM


One of ten children, of Robert (a labourer) and Thomasina (née Blyth) five boys and five girls born between 1875 and 1901 of New Row, Alnwick, Northumberland. Tommy married Alice Allan (July 1900). At the 1901 Census he was an engine driver in a stone quarry.    Before the war they lived in at 277, Maypole Street, Ashington where Tommy was a m…

12 January 1916: Pte Arthur Swindlehurst


Living at 14, Airdale Terrace, Skipton, Yorkshire, at the time of his enlistment in May 1915, Arthur - a shoe maker by trade - arrived in France on 7 October 1915 as part of a reinforcement draft to replace heavy losses received at Loos. Taking over trench-holding duties in the Armentieres sector from his arrival, Arthur was killed by shellfire ar…

11 February 1917: Pte David Walling


His father was a mason’s labourer, his older siblings weavers from leaving school. At the 1911 the Walling family consisted of 13 people living in a five roomed dwelling, this included the Head of House’s brother-in-law (a widower), his 3 children and a cousin. Age 23 in the spring of 1915 David married Bertha Sheldrick iand got out.  They l…