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21 November 1917 Pte George Wilson was reported missing in action on this day

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George Wilson was born in Steeton in 1894. He enlisted into the West Riding Territorials in January 1915 and was sent overseas to join the 62nd Division on the Western Front in February 1917. After taking part in the Battles of Arras and the Hindenburg Line, he was posted as missing during the Cambrai Offensive on 21 November 1917 and declared de…


4 May 1915: Capt Godfrey Henry Ermen, 2/6th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (W Riding) Regt.

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Godfrey was born at Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire in 1877. Before the war he was a general manager for the English Sewing Cotton Company. Having seen previous service with the 6th Manchester Regiment in the Boer War, he applied for a commission immediately upon the outbreak of war in August 1914, which was granted into the reserve battalion of the…