11 August 1917 Pte. Foster Yerkess, 2nd Bn Royal Berks Regt.

11 August 1917 Pte. Foster Yerkess, 2nd Bn Royal Berks Regt.

11 Aug 2017

Foster Yerkess was born in Earby, Yorkshire in 1896 to parents Jacob and Mary Ellen, both cotton weavers.  At the tim…

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12 August 1914 Lt Robin Reginald Skene, Royal Flying Corps

12 August 1914 Lt Robin Reginald Skene, Royal Flying Corps

12 Aug 2017

Robert Skene, the son of Felix Skene, the Chief Clerk of the Judicial Office of the House of Lords,  was born in Surrey …

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17 August 1916 : Pte Willie Nettleton

17 August 1916 : Pte Willie Nettleton

17 Aug 2017

The eight child of Robert (a woollen cloth binder) and mother Elizabeth 'Betsy' née Roling. Willie was a shop assista…

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18 August 1917 : Sgt Frederick John Hobson VC

18 August 1917 : Sgt Frederick John Hobson VC

18 Aug 2017

He was the son of John Hobson (a stone mason) and Sarah Hobson (née Wallace - Dublin born) then living at 14 Wood St, Pa…

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19 August 1917 : Acting Major Okill Massey Learmonth

19 August 1917 : Acting Major Okill Massey Learmonth

19 Aug 2017

Okill's parents William and Martha Learmonth were from Britain. At the time of the 1901 Census we learn that he had an…

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20 August 1918 CPL Paul I McLeod was killed in action on this day

20 August 1918 CPL Paul I McLeod was killed in action on this day…

20 Aug 2017

Corporal Paul I McLeod was born in 1894 in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont to Mr. and Mrs. Donald McLeod. (2) In civilian life …

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29 August 1916 : Pte Albert Amos Howes

29 August 1916 : Pte Albert Amos Howes

29 Aug 2017

His parents were Arthur (who had emigrated from England in 1890) and Sarah Howes. Before the war Arthur was a machini…

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17 September 1918 : Cpt Harold Deans

17 September 1918 : Cpt Harold Deans

17 Sep 2017

The son of John Deans, an optician, and Nina Anne Deans.(1) From 1912 through 1914, Harold attended Edinburgh Unive…

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29 September 1918 : L Cpl John Wade

29 September 1918 : L Cpl John Wade

29 Sep 2017

John was a warehouseman at Woodward's Mill, Burnley, Lancashire before the war, John was conscripted into service in …

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30 September 1918 : Nurse Grace Copeland

30 September 1918 : Nurse Grace Copeland

30 Sep 2017

Born 19 August 1890 at Boone County, Indiana, Grace graduated from Indianapolis City Hospital in 1917 and enlisted as an…

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21 October 1916 :  L/Cpl William Beck

21 October 1916 : L/Cpl William Beck

21 Oct 2017

William Beck's family moved to Walthamstow and he attended Blackhorse Road Boys’ School from 1902-1907. At the 1911 C…

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28 October 1918 : Cpl John  Bildner

28 October 1918 : Cpl John Bildner

28 Oct 2017

John's parents were Louis and Lizzie Bildner. In 1900, the second of three children living at 86 Conwell Street, Dearb…

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