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


  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


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


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…