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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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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 position at Grimethorpe Council Sch…


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 and a sister in the family.  Age 16 in 1901 Edgar was a an apprentice marine engineer boarding at 1 Studley Road, Lambeth. Ten years on and age 26 he’s working as a Motor Agent and living back in the family home at 12 Park…