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28 January 1916 Dvr Thomas Spurr died of an illness

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Born in Batley, Yorkshire in 1889, Thomas was living at 33, Barden Lane, Burnley, Lancs at the time of his enlistment. A pre-war territorial, he was mobilised on 5 August 1914 and set sail at Southampton for Egypt on 10 September. After disembarking at Alexandria on 25 September 1914 he took part in the defence of the Suez Canal zone before moving…


'The Territorial Force 1908-1919' a talk by Dr Paul Knight

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Dr Paul Knight is a freelance historian and Army Reserve Officer.  His publications include 'The British Army in Mesopotamia, 1914-1918' and 'Henry V and the Conquest of France, 1416-1453.  IMAGE: Soldiers of the Territorial Force, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in the Isle of Man, 1908. Accession Number: K02917/70  


008: Summer 1983

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011: Summer 1984

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'Grandpa's War' with Susan Burnett

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The fascinating story of Norman Woodcock by his granddaughter Susan Burnett. Norman Woodcock joined the Territorial Army aged 17 in January 1914 and was immediately called up on the outbreak of war.  He served on almost every front in the war with the exception of the African campaigns as a signaller Beginning with the ill fated Gallipoli campai…