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2 September 1917 : Pte George Fieldhouse

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George was born in Dewsbury to Mr and Mrs Charles Fieldhouse. He enlisted in February 1916 (after working for Critchley, Sharpe and Tetlow in Cleckheaton) and was posted to the 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards in November 1916, later transferring to the 2nd Battalion. The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear; the battalion had been provid…


13 September 1917 : Lance Corporal James Vickery DCM

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James was born in Walthamstow on 17 October 1887. He attended Blackhorse Road Boys’ School from 1905 to 1911. James was working for the Post Office in the Whitechapel Road when he enlisted in the 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, a kilted regiment. In August 1915, he was sent to France and fought at the Battle of Loos. On 27 September, whilst…


9 October 1917 Sgt Charles Edgar Salmon died on this day

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Born at Albany Terrace, Burnley in January 1896, Edgar was educated at St Mary Magdalene's School in the town before going on to study art at Burnley Technical College where he became a prominent member (and a local champion swimmer) of Burnley Swimming Club and Drum Major of Burnley Boy's Club. At first a house painter, by 1911 he was employed as …


22 November 1917 Pte Alexander McNab was killed in action on this day

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A Special Reservist at the outbreak of war, Alexander was born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1890. In civilian life, he was employed at West's Mill, Harle Syke but had enlisted into the 3rd East Lancs at Blackburn in 1911 and was in camp at Workington when news of the outbreak of war came through. Immediately mobilised into service, he arrived in Franc…


307477 Pte James Ormerod Tattersall, 1/7th Bn DoW (W.Riding) Regt.

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From Stacksteads, Lancashire, James Tattersall was born in 1894. After enlisting into the West Riding territorials in Barnoldswick, he was sent to France in September 1916 and served on the Somme and in Belgium before being wounded in July 1917, whilst serving as part of a Lewis Gun team. Sent back to the UK in October 1917 for recuperation, he wa…


21 October 1917 : Pte Friend Whitwam

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Zachariah Friend was a card dealer at a woollen mill. Friend was baptised 25 April 1877. Friend had two sisters, Clara and Sarah. At the time of the 1901 Census, Friend lived with his parents and younger sister Sarah at 126 George Street. Both Friend and Sarah worked in a woollen mill, Friend as a cloth finisher. Later that year, on 2 Novem…