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Nobody of any importance: a Foot Soldier’s Memoir of World War I

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Reviewed by Michael Lucas. Nobody of any Importance is a lengthy and detailed account, written from memory, in the 1970s, from early childhood to age 21, with 50 pages of editorial notes. Sam Sutcliffe enlisted at 16 in September 1914, trained as a signaller, went to Gallipoli and fought at Suvla, with 2/1st Londons (Royal Fusiliers -29th Division…


7 June 1917 : 15952 L Cpl Fred Latham MM, 11th Bn Manchester Regt

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By 1901, Fred was living at Knowles Farm, Roby Mill along with his father, an uncle, a cousin and his grandmother. Not destined to follow his father into the agricultural world, young Fred gained employment at the age of 14, in 1912 , at the Pemberton Colliery where he looked set to pursue his career. However, within 2 years, events on the other s…


14 February 1916 : Lieut. Richard Gavin Brown

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Educated Aberdeen University where he graduated MB in 1903 and was subsequently in practice at Portsmouth.  Married at St Philips, Buckingham Palace Road, London 23 November 1910 to Ruth (née Noble born 1887, Hayton, Cumberland), third daughter of R K Noble of Scotby, Cumberland. After their marriage they lived in the 9 roomed ‘Hollywell’, 41 Ki…