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11 December 1917: Pte William Robert Simons

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Moving to Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, William was employed as a spinning overlooker and was a keen member of a local brass band. He enlisted in the local territorials (with which he was a member of the regimental band) and he was sent to France in about March 1917. On 3 May 1917, William was posted as missing but it later transpired that he had b…


13 December 1914: Cpl Jean Corraud

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Jean Corraud was a member of the territorials at the time of the outbreak of war. He transferred to the 168th Regiment d'infanterie at some point between 3 and 18 August 1914, Jean served for his whole war on the Argonne front from September 1914. As part of the 2nd Battalion, he was killed in action during an attack in the Bois de Mort-Mare on 1…


1 January 1918 : 240840 Cpl. Stephen Healey

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Born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1881, Stephen Healey was a coal miner turned town corporation labourer.  He was married to Ada Wilson, a cotton weaver, and lived at 57 Marlboro' St, Burnley. In 1911 Stephen was sharing accommodation with his young family, a 4 year old son Walter, and his sister and brother who worked in turn in a cotton mill and mi…


Territorials in 1915 by Dr Bill Mitchinson

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The WFA's Youtube channel continues to attract interest, with over 2600 subscribers.  In the latest video that has just been launched, Dr Bill Mitchinson talks about the Territorial Force in 1915. In early 1915, there were about 39 Territorial battalions in France, which amounted to about a quarter of the BEF. The rapid expansion of the army in…