10 January 1923: Zugsführer Engelbert Mayer

10 January 1923: Zugsführer Engelbert Mayer

10 Jan 1923

Engelbert was a joiner and lived in Andelsbuch, Austria. He was serving on the reserve at the time of the outbreak of wa…

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22 August 1932 Dame Janet Stancomb-Wills

22 August 1932 Dame Janet Stancomb-Wills

22 Aug 1932

Following the early death of her father, Janet Stancomb and her sister were adopted by their uncle Sir William Henry Wil…

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200172 C.S.M. Sydney Constable, 4th Royal Sussex Regiment

200172 C.S.M. Sydney Constable, 4th Royal Sussex Regiment

12 Dec 1961

Sydney Arthur Constable was the son of a gamekeeper. By the outbreak of the war he was a coach and motor body builder w…

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7 April 2005 Charles Kuentz, age 108, died, Germany's last First World War veteran

7 April 2005 Charles Kuentz, age 108, died, Germany's last First …

07 Apr 2005

Charles Kuentz was interviewed by Tony Paterson when he was 107 years old in 2004. This photograph shows Charles Kuentz…

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23 December 1915 : Roland A Leighton

23 December 1915 : Roland A Leighton

23 Dec 2015

Roland Leighton was the oldest surviving child of literary parents, Robert and Marie Leighton. As a result of the guilt …

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2/Lt  Edward Felix Baxter VC

2/Lt Edward Felix Baxter VC

17 Apr 2017

The short biography that follows is based on the account which appears in Gerald Gliddon's 'VCs of the First World War: …

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1 August 1918 Cpl Isaac E Holloway

1 August 1918 Cpl Isaac E Holloway

01 Aug 2017

Isaac was a graduate of the Marion Conservatory of Music and was a member of the National Military Home Band at the ti…

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4 August 1916 Lieutenant Noel Alexander Target MC

4 August 1916 Lieutenant Noel Alexander Target MC

04 Aug 2017

The son of Felix Alexander Target MICE, Civil Engineer, Indian Public Works Department, of Donnington, Pinner, and his w…

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6 August 1914 : Charles George McConachy, Royal Navy

6 August 1914 : Charles George McConachy, Royal Navy

06 Aug 2017

He was a student of Ballymena Academy.     On 3rd August 1905, while a student of Ballymena Academy, he enlisted into t…

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7 August 1915 : L/Cpl Harold Owen

7 August 1915 : L/Cpl Harold Owen

07 Aug 2017

His parents were William (then 59) and Rebecca (40). He was christened that September. The parents and older siblings wo…

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9 August 1915 : CPL Alexander Burton VC

9 August 1915 : CPL Alexander Burton VC

09 Aug 2017

Alexander Stewart Burton was born on 20 January 1893 in Euroa, Victoria in Australia. On enlisting, age 21 1/2, then a…

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10 August 1918 First Lieutenant George L Howard, 53rd Infantry Brigade

10 August 1918 First Lieutenant George L Howard, 53rd Infantry Br…

10 Aug 2017

First Lieutenant George L Howard was a resident of Brooklyn, New York and a graduate of Yale University, Class of 1905. …

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