23 June 1917 : Pte Sidney Crossley

23 June 1917 : Pte Sidney Crossley

23 Jun 1917

Parents Herbert (a dock foreman working for a canal company) and Ellen (a cotton weaver). One of only two children at…

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24 June 1917: Capt. William Parkinson Holt

24 June 1917: Capt. William Parkinson Holt

24 Jun 1917

Parents Richard (a surgeon) and Maggie (née Parkinson). One of three boys, at the 1901 Census the family  lived in a 14…

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26 June 1917 : Pte James F Croucher

26 June 1917 : Pte James F Croucher

26 Jun 1917

Son of James (a gold jeweller and journeyman) and Emily (née Ward). Educated at Page Green School. Age 15 at the 190…

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28 June 1917 : Jackson Bacon, 11th Bn Essex Regiment

28 June 1917 : Jackson Bacon, 11th Bn Essex Regiment

28 Jun 1917

Jackson's parents were Stephen Bacon (a coachman/groom) and Julia Kate (née Marsh) (a garment finisher). At the 1901 …

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30 June 1917 : Cpl Alex Robert Colman

30 June 1917 : Cpl Alex Robert Colman

30 Jun 1917

Son of Robert (a coffee shop proprietor) and Annie. Alex moved to Montgomery County, Indiana, USA in 1912  Alex th…

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10 July 1917 : Cpl John Bowker

10 July 1917 : Cpl John Bowker

10 Jul 1917

John was an old soldier who had originally enlisted into the 1/East Lancs in 1897 and saw service in the Boer War. Af…

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11 July 1917 Capt and Flight Commander Henry van Goethem

11 July 1917 Capt and Flight Commander Henry van Goethem

11 Jul 1917

Son of the artist Edward Victor Van Goethem and Lucy Beatrice (née Lafone) of Tregarthen, Parkstone, Dorset.  Henry was…

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15 July 1917 : Fred Crabtree

15 July 1917 : Fred Crabtree

15 Jul 1917

Father Richard Crabtree and mother Margaret. Older siblings John and Sussannah.  Fred was employed as a Loom Over-Loo…

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23 July 1917 : Pte George Clement Sutcliffe, 1/4th KOYLI.

23 July 1917 : Pte George Clement Sutcliffe, 1/4th KOYLI.

23 Jul 1917

The 49th (West Riding) Division had, following the Battle of the Somme, moved to the Neuve Chapelle area; the division s…

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24 July 1917 : Pte Albert Hart

24 July 1917 : Pte Albert Hart

24 Jul 1917

Son of Charles (an agricultural labourer) and Anne (a straw platter). At the 1911 Census Albert, age 28, a married bric…

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25 July 1917 : Lt. Arnold Marcus, US Navy

25 July 1917 : Lt. Arnold Marcus, US Navy

25 Jul 1917

Arnold attended the U.S. Naval Academy between 1909 and 1913 and was commissioned in the rank of Ensign upon graduat…

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31 July 1917 : Lt Col Edgar Robert Mobbs DSO

31 July 1917 : Lt Col Edgar Robert Mobbs DSO

31 Jul 1917

The son of Oliver L and Elizabeth Anne Mobbs. He did not make his school's First XV, preferring hockey at the time. Mobb…

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