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3 November 1914: Pte Joshua Crossley


Location of Bolton by Bowland in the north west of England (cc OpenStreetMap) Parents John (a farmer) and Mary. At the 1911 Census Joshua, age 12, was at Cottams Grindleton, the family home with his parents, young brother, a live-in domestic servant and a boarder (a primary school teacher from Sedbergh). Joshua worked on his father's farm as a…

Nobody of any importance: a Foot Soldier’s Memoir of World War I


Reviewed by Michael Lucas. Nobody of any Importance is a lengthy and detailed account, written from memory, in the 1970s, from early childhood to age 21, with 50 pages of editorial notes. Sam Sutcliffe enlisted at 16 in September 1914, trained as a signaller, went to Gallipoli and fought at Suvla, with 2/1st Londons (Royal Fusiliers -29th Division…