25 October 1914 : Pte Charles Dixon

25 October 1914 : Pte Charles Dixon

25 Oct 1914

Charles originally joined the Army in early 1904 and was a reservist still living in the town (37 Old Hall Street…

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29 October 1914 : Pte John Bradley

29 October 1914 : Pte John Bradley

29 Oct 1914

Living at 113 Sandygate, Burnley at the time of his re-enlistment in August 1914, John had originally seen boy service w…

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29 October 1914 : Fred Cockett

29 October 1914 : Fred Cockett

29 Oct 1914

Fred was son of Elizabeth Cockett and (it is presumed) Joseph Moore (they married in 1891). Frederick was the eldest bro…

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30 October 1914 : Sdt Claude Thomas Charrondiere

30 October 1914 : Sdt Claude Thomas Charrondiere

30 Oct 1914

Claude recalled reservist in August 1914, he initially re-joined his original unit (90e RI) before being transferred to …

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3 November 1914: Pte Joshua Crossley

3 November 1914: Pte Joshua Crossley

03 Nov 1914

Parents John (a farmer) and Mary. At the 1911 Census Joshua, age 12, was at Cottams Grindleton, the family home with …

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6 November 1914 Carl Hans Lody was shot as a spy on this day

6 November 1914 Carl Hans Lody was shot as a spy on this day

06 Nov 1914

6 November 1914, broke cold, foggy and bleak, and at a very early hour Lody was brought from his cell, and the grim proc…

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7 November 1914 : Sdt Claudius Descotes

7 November 1914 : Sdt Claudius Descotes

07 Nov 1914

Joseph Claudius was living at 33, Quai du Bassin, Roanne, Loire at the time of his enlistment. Due to embark on his c…

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8 November 1914 : Sgt Martin Brennan

8 November 1914 : Sgt Martin Brennan

08 Nov 1914

Son of Martin and Elizabeth Brennan, he came from a large family.  Age 17 months in 1881 the infant Martin lived with h…

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23 November 1914: Capt Kunwar Indrejit Singh

23 November 1914: Capt Kunwar Indrejit Singh

23 Nov 1914

Son of Raja Sir Harman Singh K.C.I.E. Prisicilla Golaknath. One of 11 children.  Educated at school in the Punjab, Indi…

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13 December 1914: Cpl Jean Corraud

13 December 1914: Cpl Jean Corraud

13 Dec 1914

Jean Corraud was a member of the territorials at the time of the outbreak of war. He transferred to the 168th Regiment …

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20 December 1914: 820 Marsouin Simon Chantelot

20 December 1914: 820 Marsouin Simon Chantelot

20 Dec 1914

Simon Chantelot had just begun his compulsory military service with the 6th Colonial Infantry at Lyon at the time of the…

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21 December 1914 :  A/Cpl Simon Bennett

21 December 1914 : A/Cpl Simon Bennett

21 Dec 1914

After a number of years as a coal miner, Simon Bennett had enlisted into the army in 1904. After spending most of his se…

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