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25 October 1914 : Pte Charles Dixon

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  Charles originally joined the Army in early 1904 and was a reservist still living in the town (37 Old Hall Street) at the time of his re-enlistment in Preston in August 1914. Arriving in France (Le Havre) with the 1st Battalion on 22nd August 1914, he took part in the Battles of Le Cateau, the Marne and the Aisne before falling in action …


30 October 1914 : Sdt Claude Thomas Charrondiere

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Claude recalled reservist in August 1914, he initially re-joined his original unit (90e RI) before being transferred to the reserve battalion of the 98e RI. He first saw action in the battles in Alsace in August 1914 before taking part in the Battles of the Marne and the Aisne in September. Claude was wounded in action during the attacks on the No…


NEWS: David Tattersfield BBC Graves of Unknown Soldiers

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 Rededication to Major Alastair Soutar MC La Ville aux Bois 30 May 2018 The usual quiet and peaceful tranquility of the British cemetery at Jonchery sur Vesle was broken this morning when members of the Soutar family from as far afield as Hong Kong, Canada and New York arrived to attend the rededication of the grave of Major Alastair Soutar MC, R…


25 December 1914 : Pte Lewis Rhymes

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The son of Edwin (an agricultural labourer) and Elisa and one of their three children.  Lewis was working as an agricultural labourer at the time of his initial enlistment. He joined the army in July 1904 and, with the 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regiment, served in England and Malta until transferring to the 1st Battalion in 1910 (and remaining in E…


16 July 1918 : U/Offz. Otto Stadler

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Otto was a housekeeper in his civilian life. He was called into service in March 1915, he saw frontline service from July 1916. Fighting in Rumania through 1916 and 1917, Otto was a recipient of the Iron Cross 2nd Class and moved to the Western Front in May 1918 in time to take part in the 2nd Battle of the Aisne. He was killed in action ne…