6 October 1917 : Pte Harold Rowley

6 October 1917 : Pte Harold Rowley

06 Oct 1917

Parents John and Sarah (née Owen).  At the 1901 Census, age 6, Harold lived with his two older siblings Louie and Owe…

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7 October 1914 : Capt Marcel Rigault

7 October 1914 : Capt Marcel Rigault

07 Oct 1917

Marcel enlisted voluntarily into the 99e R.I. on 10th October 1906. Promoted to Sergeant by the summer of 1907, he en…

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8 October 1915 : Pte Robert H Reeves, 15 years old

8 October 1915 : Pte Robert H Reeves, 15 years old

08 Oct 1917

Robert's father Edward, had been a rage warehouseman at the 1901 Census and was a general labourer at the time of the …

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9 October 1917 : Sgt Edgar Salmon

9 October 1917 : Sgt Edgar Salmon

09 Oct 1917

Edgar was educated at St Mary Magdalene's School in the town before going on to study art at Burnley Technical College…

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10 October 1916 : Pte Beaumont Wood

10 October 1916 : Pte Beaumont Wood

10 Oct 1917

At the 1891 Census, age 3 Beaumont was the youngest of five children to his father a 'wood sawyer' and mother Elizabet…

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12 October 1917 : Pte Arthur Amos Hardisty

12 October 1917 : Pte Arthur Amos Hardisty

12 Oct 1917

Arthur was an apprentice printer and then a stationer in Barnoldswick. His mother died in 1891. in 1896 he married Oli…

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13 October 1917 : Pte Clifford Haley

13 October 1917 : Pte Clifford Haley

13 Oct 1917

His was the fifth child of Charles Haley (a leather currier) and Nancy (née) Wright.  After attending St Saviour's Bo…

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14 October 1917 : Private William Haldenby

14 October 1917 : Private William Haldenby

14 Oct 1917

William would have expected to be safe when, on 14 October 1917 he was returning to Dulwich Camp, near Elverdinghe aft…

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19 October 1917 : Gnr. Henry Clark, 50th Bde, Royal Field Artillery

19 October 1917 : Gnr. Henry Clark, 50th Bde, Royal Field Artille…

19 Oct 1917

Henry was a weaver at Queensgate Mill, Burnley prior to enlistment. He enlisted into the RFA in Blackburn on 22nd Octob…

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26 October 1917 : Pte George Towler

26 October 1917 : Pte George Towler

26 Oct 1917

The son of John (farmer) and Rose (née Thwaite) their fourth child of seven.   Age 20 at the 1911 Census George was w…

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21 October 1917 : Pte Friend Whitwam

21 October 1917 : Pte Friend Whitwam

26 Oct 1917

Zachariah Friend was a card dealer at a woollen mill. Friend was baptised 25 April 1877. Friend had two sisters, Cla…

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9 November 1917 : Pte John Wood

9 November 1917 : Pte John Wood

09 Nov 1917

His father John Wood was a pit-worker and his mother Betsy a cotton weaver.  In 1901, John, age 10, lived with his fo…

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