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The Entertainer - Frederick Lauraine


During Project 'Big Push', an interesting looking pension card was brought to the team leader’s attention by one of the checkers who thought it possibly had an interesting story to tell. Frederick William Day, alias F.W. Lauraine served as Pte. 085384 R.A.S.C. and 698541 Labour Corps. The Abbey Hotel address in Westminster Bridge Road seems no …

A Royal Navy rating discharged as epileptic and destined for the Asylum


George Henry Howlett was born in Shoreditch the son of George William Howlett, a metal worker from Norfolk, and Alice Harriet Davis from Gloucestershire. George’s first period in the Royal Navy was from 1906, his civilian occupation on enlistment being a gas fitter. His initial posting was to the training ship HMS Impregnable, a 121 gun ship of 1…