11 February 1889 MacGregor VC, Canada’s most highly decorated soldier

11 February 1889 MacGregor VC, Canada’s most highly decorated sol…

11 Feb 1900

John MacGregor was born on 11 February 1889 at Cawdor in the County of Nairnshire and was the third child of William and…

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Dr. Cyril Helm, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C. (1888 - 1914)

Dr. Cyril Helm, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C. (1888 - 1914)

14 Aug 1914

The following are taken without alteration from daily entries made in an Army Book 129 whilst Dr. Helm was the medical o…

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23 August 1914 : Serg-farrier Frans Raymond Paqué

23 August 1914 : Serg-farrier Frans Raymond Paqué

23 Aug 1914

Born on 1 May 1884 in Dendermonde (Belgium), a small town outside of Brussels to parents Jozef (Joseph) Leopold Paque an…

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26 August 1914 : Lt Sir Robert Cornwallis Maude, 6th Viscount Hawarden

26 August 1914 : Lt Sir Robert Cornwallis Maude, 6th Viscount Haw…

26 Aug 1914

Robert Cornwallis Maude, 6th Viscount Hawarden was born on 6 September 1890. He was the son of Robert Henry Maude, 5th …

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1 September 1914 : Lt George Edward Cecil

1 September 1914 : Lt George Edward Cecil

01 Sep 1914

George Edward Cecil, born on 9 September 1895 the son of Lord and Lady Edward Cecil, had a lifelong ambition to soldier.…

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14 September 1914 : Pte Ernest Scott

14 September 1914 : Pte Ernest Scott

14 Sep 1914

Ernest was a warehouseman at Spring Mills at Wheatley Lane near Burnley prior to the outbreak of war. A pre-war reservis…

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16 September 1914 : Sdt 2e Cl Marius Labruyere, 158 RI

16 September 1914 : Sdt 2e Cl Marius Labruyere, 158 RI

16 Sep 1914

Born at Roanne, Loire on 13 December 1893, Marius' home address was in that town (at 146, Rue Fontalon). He was called …

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20 September 1914 : 2nd Lieut. Roger Marshall

20 September 1914 : 2nd Lieut. Roger Marshall

20 Sep 1914

The youngest son of parents Anthony and Jessie Marshall, Roger was educated privately at the boys' boarding school Merch…

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9 October 1914 : Lieutenant Colonel Aymer Edward Maxwell

9 October 1914 : Lieutenant Colonel Aymer Edward Maxwell

09 Oct 1914

Educated at Eton and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. HE was a JP, DL and County Councillor for Wigtownshire and a …

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15 October 1914 Pte Arthur William Heptinstall died on this day

15 October 1914 Pte Arthur William Heptinstall died on this day

15 Oct 1914

Born in Yorkshire in 1882, Arthur enlisted in Bradford on 10 November 1899, joining 2nd Bn Royal Scots (Infantry). Arthu…

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17 October 1914 : 146 Cpl Emilien Leger, 99e RI.

17 October 1914 : 146 Cpl Emilien Leger, 99e RI.

17 Oct 1914

From Ste Denis de Cabanne, Emilien was called up for his compulsory military service in 1909, he was an active army rese…

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18 October 1914 Larrett Roebuck killed in action on this day

18 October 1914 Larrett Roebuck killed in action on this day

18 Oct 1914

Larrett Roebuck was born at Jump, near Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, on 27 January 1889. By 1901 the Roebuck family had …

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