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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

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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 harbouring at Plymouth, England, disembarked at D…


12 January 1916: Pte Arthur Swindlehurst

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Son of Edward (a train driver) and Hannah Maria . In 1901, age 10, Arthur lived at home with his parents and siblings Amy (19), Edward (16), Thomas (10) and Alfred (8). His older siblings worked in a local mill.  In 1911, age 20, Arthur was still at home with Amy, Thomas, Alfred and Alice.  Living at 14, Airdale Terrace, Skipton, Yorkshire, at…


12 May 1917 : Lieut. Philip Martin Blake Collcutt

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Youngest son of Thomas (President of the Royal Society of Architects) and Emily Collcutt. At the 1881 and 1891 Census, the Collcutt family lived at 36 Bloomsbury Square. In 1891, Philip, only a few months old, was the youngest of six children. As well as the parents, the household included a private Governess, and three domestic servants: two ho…