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31 August 1916 Pte Evan Oliver Robert May was killed in action on this day

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  23167 Pte Evan Oliver Robert May, 10th (Service) Battalion, Gloucester Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Division. Evan May was journeyman baker from Cirencester, married with a wife and son. He was 32. He enlisted in Cirencester joining one of the New Army battalions - nine were raised to join the Gloucester Regiment. Pte May was killed in action …


4 August 1916 Lieutenant Noel Alexander Target MC was killed

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Born 23 November 1895 at London, son of Felix Alexander Target MICE, Civil Engineer, Indian Public Works Department, of Donnington, Pinner, and his wife Nita, daughter of Harrison Chilton; educated at Haileybury College. Noel was originally intended for the Indian Police, for which he had just qualified when war was declared in August 1914. Noel's…


5 August 1916 Lt George Sainton Kaye Butterworth MC died on this day

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Born in London on 12 July 1885, George - who was to become one of England's most distinctive composers - was educated at Eton and Oxford before becoming, for a short while, a music critic for The Times newspaper. This was followed by employment as a music teacher and enrolment in the Royal College of Music. A founder of the English Folk Dance Soci…


16 October 1916 Pte James Joynt MM died on this day on the Somme

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James, the second child of William (an Irishman for Limerick) and Ellen (from Gosport) was born in Derby in January 1882. He had an older sister who would have been 6 or 7 at the time. Brothers Richard and Dudley were born respectively in 1888 and 1894. By the the time of the 1891 Census, 9 year old James was living at 22 Milton St, Derby with his…


22 October 1916 Rfm Percy Spreadborough was killed during a counter attack from the Schwaben Redoubt

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Percy was born on 25 January 1894 in Islington. By 1901 the family had moved to Walthamstow and from 1902-1908, Percy attended Blackhorse Road Boys’ Elementary School. He went to work as an office boy with a bookseller but left and by 1 July 1915, when he enlisted, he was working as a fitter’s mate. The 17th Battalion, The King’s Royal Rifle Corp…