7 September 1916 : Gnr George Butt

7 September 1916 : Gnr George Butt

07 Sep 1916

George, first born of Frederick (a railway signalman from Somerset) and Mary. By the 1911 Census, George, a farm labo…

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12 September 1916 : Pte William Shaw

12 September 1916 : Pte William Shaw

12 Sep 1916

William lived at 61 Finsley Gate in Burnley and was married to Catherine. They had no children.  He enlisted soon aft…

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22 September 1916 : Capt James Knowles Bertram

22 September 1916 : Capt James Knowles Bertram

22 Sep 1916

Parents, Scottish born Dr Thomas Bertram and New York born, Scottish, Jean (née Knowles). James was their only child. …

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25 September 1916 : Capt. Herbert Meakin

25 September 1916 : Capt. Herbert Meakin

25 Sep 1916

Herbert Percy Meakin was born in Poona, Maharashtra, India on 10 January 1891 the son of Henry George Meakin, a brewer, …

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3 October 1916 : Pte John Hargreaves

3 October 1916 : Pte John Hargreaves

03 Oct 1916

The son of John (a coal miner) and Mary.  John became a weaver and the family lived on Bivel Street, Burnley, Lancashir…

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11 October 1916 : 2nd Lt William Robert McCann

11 October 1916 : 2nd Lt William Robert McCann

11 Oct 1916

William Robert McCann was the son of Mr and Mrs James McCann of ‘Fernagh', Whiteabbey, County Antrim. At the 1901 Ce…

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16 October 1916 : Pte James Joynt MM

16 October 1916 : Pte James Joynt MM

16 Oct 1916

James, the second child of William (an Irishman for Limerick) and Ellen (from Gosport) was born in Derby in January 18…

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31 October 1916 : Sgt James Sandeman Cunningham

31 October 1916 : Sgt James Sandeman Cunningham

31 Oct 1916

James Cunningham emigrated to Canada, where he was employed as a chartered accountant in Montréal at the time of the o…

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5 November 1916 : Pte Charles Illingworth

5 November 1916 : Pte Charles Illingworth

05 Nov 1916

Charles Wilton Illingworth, the son of Andrew, a fine cloth drawer and Sarah was christened on Christmas Day at South …

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14 November 1916 : Pte Arthur Sharples

14 November 1916 : Pte Arthur Sharples

14 Nov 1916

His parents were William Sharples (an assistant newspaper printer) and Lucy Jane (née Pomroy).  Age 4 at the 1901 Cen…

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25 November 1916 : Pte Thomas Dawson

25 November 1916 : Pte Thomas Dawson

25 Nov 1916

Thomas's father Michael was a coal miner. As the children got older they too found work in the mine, which is where…

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27 November 1916 : Pte Joshua J Mitchell

27 November 1916 : Pte Joshua J Mitchell

27 Nov 1916

Joshua was the youngest son of four surviving children. His father Arthur Mitchell was a rag trader, his mother was Su…

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