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16 August 1917 : Lt Colonel Sir Robert Benyon Nevill Gunter

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Born 4 August 18971 in Wetherby, the son of the MP for Barkston Ash Division, Sir Robert Gunter, the owners of Wetherby Grange, Yorkshire and estates in Earl’s Court and Brompton. He had two brothers and a sister. A Justice of the Peace and a member of the Wetherby Town Hall Committee.  Nevill was educated at Castleden Hall prep school. He serv…


28 November 1917 James Metcalfe died of his wounds on this day

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Born at Cray, Yorkshire, on 5 November 1883, James emigrated to Masterston, New Zealand at the turn of the century and was employed as a labourer in Whahataki at the time of the outbreak of war. He enlisted into the New Zealand Rifle Brigade on 12 October 1915 and embarked for Egypt on 5 February 1916. After several weeks in Egypt, he was transfer…


Sentenced to Death. The Public Record Office Court Martial Files.

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[This article originally appeared in Gun Fire No.31. It has been lightly edited for the purposes of publishing on the WFA's website. Illustrations have been added that did not appear in the original. All of these magazines are now available to WFA members via the Member Login. Joining the Western Front Association gives you access not only to the 5…


13 June 1917 : Major Alfred Osborn Wraith

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2nd son of George (Colliery Director, Weardale Steel, Coal and Coke Co. Ltd) and Fanny (née Osborn) Educated at North Eastern County School, Barnard Castle. Served 10 years with the Durham Light Infantry Territorials.He was a keen athlete and played hockey for the County of Durham. Qualified as a mining engineer and went to South Africain 1910. …