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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…


12177 Pte Walter Catlow, 7th Bn East Lancashire Regt

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An employee of Messrs Eastwood Ltd, Carriage Proprietors in Burnley, Lancashire, Walter Catlow was born in Burnley in 1874. He enlisted, in Nelson, into the 8th Bn East Lancs, in September 1914 and he travelled with them to France on 1 August 1915. Walter saw his first frontline service in the Foncquevillers sector, and he was a participant in the …


22187 Pte James Knowles, 11/East Lancashire Regiment.

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  Of Nuttall Street, Accrington, Lancashire, James worked at Kay & Grimshaw (Wine and Sprit Merchants) and was a member of Royds Street Baptist Church. He enlisted in December 1916 and was posted missing on 8 March 1917 whilst on patrol in the vicinity of Bucqouy Trench. Aged 29 years, James left a widow and two children. He is commemorated on…


1 July 1916 : Lieut Charles Stonehouse, W Coy 11th Bn East Lancs Regt.

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A keen sportsman, he played amateur football for Blackburn Crosshill FC and also represented his town at hockey. Charles enlisted into the East Lancashire Regiment in Accrington on 17 September 1914 as a private and was issued with the regimental number 15360. Not long after enlistment, he was promoted to Lance Corporal before being recommended for…


7 July 1916 : 4675 Pte. William Edward Foster, 12th Bn Manchester Regiment

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In February 1908, he had enlisted in his local Territorial artillery battery and had only just completed his service terms in 1914. When war broke out, William enlisted into the Manchester Regiment in Nelson, Lancashire and served with the 12th Battalion on the Western Front as from 16th July 1915. Serving in the southern Ypres Salient for much of…


18 July 1916 : Lance Corporal Eugene Walter Linley, 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.

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Lance Corporal Linley of B Company was reported missing on 18 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The 1901 census records him living at Muirfiled Road, Inverness, with his parents Fred [b.1859 Huddersfield?, Yorkshire] and Ellen Louise [b.1861], brothers Fred Kay [b.1890], Richard Musgrave [b.1898…