9 December 1917: Pte James George Churchill

9 December 1917: Pte James George Churchill

09 Dec 1917

James was the son of William and Rosetta Ann Churchill and they lived at . His mother died in 1901 when he was six.  …

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11 December 1917:  Pte William Simons

11 December 1917: Pte William Simons

11 Dec 1917

Moving to Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, William was employed as a spinning overlooker and was a keen member of a local …

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11 December 1917: Sgt Charles Peachey MM, 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellingtons (W Riding) Regt.

11 December 1917: Sgt Charles Peachey MM, 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellin…

11 Dec 1917

From Settle, Yorkshire, a veteran of the Battle of Aubers Ridge in 1915 and the Somme in 1916, Charles Peachey (by now m…

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12 December 1917: Pte Harry Vintner

12 December 1917: Pte Harry Vintner

12 Dec 1917

At the 1911 Census, Harry is given as a 'blacksmith on a washing machine shop'. At the time he was living with his 72 …

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14 December 1917: Pte James Ormerod Tattersall

14 December 1917: Pte James Ormerod Tattersall

14 Dec 1917

His father was a coal miner. James was a weaver.  After enlisting into the West Riding Territorials in Barnoldswick, …

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19 December 1917: Pte. John Berry

19 December 1917: Pte. John Berry

19 Dec 1917

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

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28 December 1917 : Lily Leaver

28 December 1917 : Lily Leaver

28 Dec 1917

Her parents were Edward (a Hewer from Somerset who died in 1904) and Annie Leaver.  On 31 March 1901 Lily was 5 and l…

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30 December 1917 :  Battery Sergeant Ernest George Harlock

30 December 1917 : Battery Sergeant Ernest George Harlock

30 Dec 1917

Colourisation of the original black and white photograph of Ernest Harlock by Calian Chevin.   Ernest's father was J…

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3 January 1918: Sepoy Babu Singh

3 January 1918: Sepoy Babu Singh

03 Jan 1918

Babu Singh was one of over one million Indians, including over 621,224 combatants and 474,789 non-combatants, who were…

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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 a…

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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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