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25 October 1914 : Pte Charles Dixon


Charles originally joined the Army in early 1904 and was a reservist still living in the town (37 Old Hall Street) at the time of his re-enlistment in Preston in August 1914. Arriving in France (Le Havre) with the 1st Battalion on 22nd August 1914, he took part in the Battles of Le Cateau, the Marne and the Aisne before falling in action near Le …

8 November 1914 : Sgt Martin Brennan


Son of Martin and Elizabeth Brennan, he came from a large family.  Age 17 months in 1881 the infant Martin lived with his Irish born father Martin, his mother Elizabeth ‘May’ and grandmother, two older children aunt and no fewer than five lodgers. All the adults worked in the woollen industry. Age 11 in 1891 Martin lived with his parents at 21 As…

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: …