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18 October 1914 : Larrett Roebuck

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By 1901 the Roebuck family had moved to Rotherham and were living in Barker's Yard, off the main High Street, where he shared a cramped home with his parents, an uncle and two younger siblings. Image: Hastings Clock, Rotherham, courtesy Rotherham.co.uk. Life was harsh, and the family were probably in dire straits after Larrett's father, Elias, …


11 August 1916 : Pte John Hinchcliffe

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Son of Albert and Elizabeth After his early education at Mirfield Parish Church School, he won a scholarship for the Mirfield Grammar School. On leaving the Grammar School he went to Ravensthorpe National School as an assistant teacher and subsequently moved to York for his formal teacher training. After graduating from York, John took up a …


19 February 1915 : Edgar Reginald Folker

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Born to parents Alfred Henry Folker Esq, a London Agent for Royal Crown Derby Porcelain and Hannah.  There were four boys (Edgar, Sydney, Arthur) and a sister (Evelyn) in the family. His family called him 'Eddie'. Eddie was a chorister at St.Michaels Church at Stonebridge Park and went St.Pauls College in Southgate and then Willesden High Schoo…


Stand To ! No.123 July 2021

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The latest issue of the journal of The Western Front Association is out today. There are ten carefully researched and richly illustrated articles and eight extended book reviews which follow a new format to reviews, including content from one of the authors.  Contents Communication Lines 2-3  Somme, March 1918: Bridgehead defence and a fateful…