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069: January 2004

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Who was Ronald Johnson ?

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Prologue With the Glazer family take-over of Manchester United Football Club between 2003 and 2005 a group of Manchester United supporters, who were disillusioned at the way that ‘modern' football was being run (and organised in general), decided to form their own, totally democratic, supporter-owned, breakaway club. After much discussion, this ne…


5 May 1915 Pte Herbert M Wightwick, 5th Bn CEF

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Born in Hastings, Sussex on 27 August 1885, Herbert emigrated to Canada where, at the time of the outbreak of war, he was employed as a clerk in Red Deer, Alberta. He enlisted at Red Deer into the Canadian Army and was attested at Valcartier on 22 September 1914. With the 5th Bn CEF, Herbert sailed from Quebec on 3 October 1914 and after harbourin…


10 June 1916 : Pte John Joseph Robinson

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John grew up at Oakworth, Yorkshire, where he lived and worked on his father's farm. After emigrating to Aukland, New Zealand in about 1913, he lived at Napier and enlisted into the Wellington Regiment in early 1915. After his training, John embarked for overseas service on board the Willochra on 13 November 1915 bound for Egypt, and then on to th…


12 January 1916: Pte Arthur Swindlehurst

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Living at 14, Airdale Terrace, Skipton, Yorkshire, at the time of his enlistment in May 1915, Arthur - a shoe maker by trade - arrived in France on 7 October 1915 as part of a reinforcement draft to replace heavy losses received at Loos. Taking over trench-holding duties in the Armentieres sector from his arrival, Arthur was killed by shellfire ar…