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17 August 1916 : Pte William Nettleton, Cameron Highlanders

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Willie Nettleton was born in Ossett, Yorkshire 15 July 1891. Son of Robert (a milk hand) and mother Betsy. At the 1901 Census the parents, their 10 children and a grandchild, lived at 13, Ventor Cottages, Back Lane, Ossett. At the 1911 Census, a few of the older children had left home, but there family were still living in a two roomed cottage.  …


23 September 1918 : Chief Mot Mech William Howson

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Born in Hellifield, Yorkshire 31 August 1888, to a railway engine driver, he worked in the gas department of Hellifield Station before becoming a motor mechanic at Ilkley prior to enlistment. He had six siblings at the 1891 census and ten years later were joined by a nephew. All lived together at 37 Midland Terrace, Hillifield.  He joined the Nav…


26 October 1917 Pte George Towler died on this day

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Born at Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire on 22 April 1891, George was a grocery clerk in Calgary, Alberta at the time of his enlistment. He enlisted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Calgary on 5 July 1916 having seen previous service in the Canadian Militia (103rd Regiment) since April of that year and, after initial training in Canada, spe…


28 November 1917 James Metcalfe died of his wounds on this day

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Born at Cray, Yorkshire, on 5 November 1883, James emigrated to Masterston, New Zealand at the turn of the century and was employed as a labourer in Whahataki at the time of the outbreak of war. He enlisted into the New Zealand Rifle Brigade on 12 October 1915 and embarked for Egypt on 5 February 1916. After several weeks in Egypt, he was transfer…


10 June 1916 : Pte John Joseph Robinson

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John grew up at Oakworth, Yorkshire, where he lived and worked on his father's farm. After emigrating to Aukland, New Zealand in about 1913, he lived at Napier and enlisted into the Wellington Regiment in early 1915. After his training, John embarked for overseas service on board the Willochra on 13 November 1915 bound for Egypt, and then on to th…


29 October 1914 : Fred Cockett

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Fred was son of Elizabeth Cockett and (it is presumed) Joseph Moore (they married in 1891). Frederick was the eldest brother of Gunner John Moore, who is also recorded on this site, who died from his wounds in 1918. In the 1891 Yorkshire Census, Fred, aged 4 years, was living with his grandparents, John and Mary Cockett (nee Constantine). John was…