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26 October 1917 : Pte George Towler


The son of John (farmer) and Rose (née Thwaite) their fourth child of seven.   Age 20 at the 1911 Census George was working in Lancaster as a grocer's apprentice. He then emigrated to Canada. At the time of his enlistment he was working as a grocer's clerk in Alberta.  He undertook his medical in June 1916, in Vernon, British Columbia and enl…

"The Journey's End Battalion - The 9th East Surrey's at Lens, 1918" by Sean Cripps


Whilst much has been written about the Pals battalions drawn from the northern parts of the United Kingdom, relatively little is known about Service Battalions raised in the south. This talk will focus on one such unit, the 9th (Service) Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment. The first part will provide an overview of the formation and experiences…