14 December 1917: Pte James Ormerod Tattersall

14 December 1917: Pte James Ormerod Tattersall

14 Dec 1917

A weaver from Stacksteads, Lancashire. His father was a coalminer.  After enlisting into the West Riding territorials i…

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19 December 1917: Pte. John Fort Berry

19 December 1917: Pte. John Fort Berry

19 Dec 1917

Before the war John, the eldest, assisted his father James who was a butcher. He had four younger brothers James, Robert…

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27 December 1915 : Cpl Daniel Dover MM

27 December 1915 : Cpl Daniel Dover MM

27 Dec 1917

Daniel was born in 1887 to mother Anne Jane. In 1901, the family lived at 19 Oak Mount St, Burnley. In 1911, now a widow…

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31 December 1917: Pte Arthur Foster

31 December 1917: Pte Arthur Foster

31 Dec 1917

Son of Joseph Foster (a general labourer and carter) and Mary Ann (house keeper).  Arthur went on to become a carter fo…

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1 January 1918 : Cpl. Stephen Healey

1 January 1918 : Cpl. Stephen Healey

01 Jan 1918

Stephen Healey was a coal miner and later a town corporation labourer.  He was married to Ada Wilson, a cotton weaver, …

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2 January 1918 : Spr William Balderstone

2 January 1918 : Spr William Balderstone

02 Jan 1918

Parents William and Susan Balderstone. A general labourer like his father before the war, William married to Mary Ann (…

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3 January 1918: Sepoy Babu Singh

3 January 1918: Sepoy Babu Singh

03 Jan 1918

Over one million Indians, including over 621,224 combatants and 474,789 non-combatants, were sent overseas between Augus…

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7 January 1918: 42860 Rmn Walter Leeming

7 January 1918: 42860 Rmn Walter Leeming

07 Jan 1918

A farmer's son and the youngest of five, by the age of 14 at the 1911 Census, Walter was working on the farm with h…

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17 January 1918: Capt Robert Edward Michael Pakenham

17 January 1918: Capt Robert Edward Michael Pakenham

17 Jan 1918

The second son of Major Charles Pakenham of Headon Hall, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, later 101st Royal Bengal Fusiliers and…

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19 January 1918 : Brigadier General Gordon Strachey Shephard

19 January 1918 : Brigadier General Gordon Strachey Shephard

19 Jan 1918

Whilst researching Dorset War Memorials, the author came across the following paragraph: ‘In the grounds of the camp (…

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24 January 1918: Pvt Henry Charles Ritchey

24 January 1918: Pvt Henry Charles Ritchey

24 Jan 1918

Charles was a teacher in civilian life. He enlisted into the regular army on 20 November 1917 Charles trained at Ft T…

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28 January 1918: Bombadier Sidney Walter Wagstaff

28 January 1918: Bombadier Sidney Walter Wagstaff

28 Jan 1918

Parents Jesse Braizer Wagstaff (Ironmonger and House Furnisher) of 229, Great Western Street, Moss Side, Manchester. …

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