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25 October 1914 : Pte Charles Dixon

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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 …


23 November 1917 : Pte Joseph Hoole

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From Preston, Lancashire, Joseph was born in 1892. A pre-war territorial, he had been a weaver in his civilian life and re-enlisted in 1916. In May 1917, Joseph was sent out to France and fought in the 3rd Battle of Ypres and at Cambrai where he was seriously wounded in both legs, right arm and chest. He died of these injuries in a Casualty Clear…


029: Summer 1990

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'A Letter to the Unknown Warrior' by Edie Street

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Dear Papa, Last night I thought I heard the gate creek, back and forth. It had been like this since you left. Then I heard footsteps, just like yours: powerful, assured and purposeful with every step. Left right, left right, left right. The crunch on the gravel path got louder with every step; you must have still got your boots on I thought. I c…