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21 August 1918 : Sgt Sebastian Mitterhofer, 7 Komp, Kgl Bay 10 Inf Regt ‘König'.

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Born on 7 June 1887, Sebastian was from Dachau. An active reservist at the outbreak of war and, therefore, he saw service from the very earliest days of the war. He was married with one child.  He was in action from August 1914 in Lorraine, then on the Meuse, at Verdun, the Somme, Arras, Third Ypres, Cambrai, Dixmude and Verdun (1918) to August …


29 October 1914 Pte John Bradley killed in action on this day

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Living at 113 Sandygate, Burnley at the time of his re-enlistment in August 1914, John had originally seen boy service with the Manchesters since late September 1901. A recalled reservist, he landed in France on 8 October 1914 seeing service in the area of Richebourg. Whilst holding the line in the vicinity of Festubert on 29 October 1914, John's …


21 December 1914 : A/Cpl Simon Bennett

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After a number of years as a coal miner, Simon Bennett had enlisted into the army in 1904. After spending most of his service in India, Simon returned home and, while still held on the reserve, he became employed as a miner at the Towneley colliery in Burnley. He had just entered the final year of his reserve commitment (and was temporarily workin…


25 April 1916: 1201 Sdt.2.Cl. Louis Amans Jean dit Vareilles, 122e Régiment d’Infanterie

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Louis was born at Espeyrac, Aveyron on 13 October 1884; he was a farmer. Louis had completed his compulsory military service in 1907 and was, therefore, an active army reservist upon the outbreak of war. Recalled into service at Rodez on 3 August 1914, he saw his first action at Bisping, Moselle, during the Battle of Lorraine on 18 August 1914 wh…


18 April 1916: Pte Sam Naylor, 6th Bn East Lancashire Regt.

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Born in Lancaster in 1877, Sam lived for much of his life in Gargrave, Yorkshire He was employed in the New Brighton Saw Mills before moving to Accrington, Lancashire where he worked as a moulder at Newbank Works. Having seen previous service, Sam was a reservist at the outbreak of war and, after being mobilised, he saw service in France for a sh…


21 June 1915: 1202 Sdt Louis Claude Berthelier, 22e B.C.A.

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Louis enlisted into the army in October 1904 under the terms of his compulsory military service. He was an active army reservist from 1906 when on 3rd August 1914 he was mobilised back into full time service. After being refitted at Albertville, Louis Claude Berthelier saw action in the Battle of of Alsace. Louis Berthelier remained in the Vosges…


27 June 1916: 1292 Can. Pierre Alexandre Carrière, 115e Règiment d’Artillerie Lourde

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Pierre was born at Florentin near Rodez, Aveyron on 1 August 1881.  Married with two children, he completed his compulsory military service in 1905. He was a reservist at the time of the outbreak of war. Called back into service at Rodez on 3 August 1914, his earlier war service is not known, but, following transfer to the 115e RAL in January 191…


29 June 1915: 987 Sdt.2.Cl. Benoit Grouiller, 157e Règiment d’Infanterie

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Benoit, a reservist in 1914, was a resident of Roanne, Loire, when he was called back into full time service during the first week of August 1914. He saw his first actions during the 1st Battle of Ypres in October- November 1914 before moving onto the Belgian coast over the winter of 1914/15. This was followed by a move down to the Wöevre and St.…