1 October 1917 : Private Ernest Mackness

1 October 1917 : Private Ernest Mackness

01 Oct 1917

Ernest lost his life on 1 October 1917 not in combat, but in front of a firing squad. Mackness, a regular soldier age…

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2 October 1914 Sgt Claude Vialletelle

2 October 1914 Sgt Claude Vialletelle

02 Oct 1917

Claude was serving his compulsory military service at the time of the outbreak of war. In the first week of August, he…

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4 October 1918 Nurse Rosa Mary Rapp

4 October 1918 Nurse Rosa Mary Rapp

04 Oct 1917

Her parents were German born  Fridolin (Fred) and Mary Theresa. Rosa graduated from Louisville City Hospital, Kentuck…

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5 October 1916 Pte Nelson Pierce

5 October 1916 Pte Nelson Pierce

05 Oct 1917

Nelson was the youngest of the nine children born between 1877 and 1896 of Moses (a beekeeper) and Salome Pierce.  Ne…

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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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