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11 August 1918 : Lieut. Alfred Edward Gaby VC

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Alfred went to school in Scottsdale and after school worked on the family farm. He then spent some time in southern Tasmania. While working on his father's farm he had joined the militia and served for three years with the 12th Infantry Battalion (Launceston Regiment). Two elder brothers had seen active service in the South African War.   Before …


8 April : 'Amateur Soldiering Tradition in Britain and the Empire 1899 to 1945' with Professor Gary Sheffield

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Gary Sheffield, Honorary President of The Western Front Association will be speaking at this event on the amateur soldier in the British Arm over five decades: through the South African War, First and Second World Wars.  The organisers say that places will be strictly limited with an entry cost of £8 payable on the door. Please email the organiser…


17 February 1915 : Cpl Charles Percival Paine No.554 Army Service Corps (Motor Transport Section)

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Educated in Dulwich. Joined the 22nd Middlesex Volunteers 1894. Attained rank of Sergeant. Served in the South African War, 1899-1900.  Married Harriet Jane of Shepherd’s Bush, London 17 September 1901. They had four children: France, Charles, Geoffrey and Evelyn. Joined the Motor Transport Special Reserve October, 1912. Called up August 1914. Pr…


28 February 1915 : Robert Robertson 4205 1str Bn Northumberland Fusiliers

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Parents Robert Robertson (tobacco spinner) and Annie (née Patton). At the 1891 Census living with his family on Buckingham Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Sisters Margaret and Ann (21 & 18) were working as a tobacco spinner and cigar maker. Older Brother David (15) was working as a marble polisher. Robert (8) and older sister Jessie  (11) were at …


5 March 1915 : Major George Pope Newstead

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Parents James (General Practitioner) and Louisa Anne  (née Pope) - their only son who lived at James Newstead, Ashby Manor, Horncastle, Lincolnshire.  Age 15 at the 1891 Census, George lived at with his parents, sister Louisa (age 12) and 4 servants. Educated at Rugby School (1889-94) where he was in the cricket eleven and football fifteen and …