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20 March 1915 : Sergt. Charles Lewis Burini


Son of Louis (a Brewer’s Clerk) and Maria (née Winslow) Educated at Bower Memorial Schools, Norton. At the 1901 Census, age 9, Lewis was living at home at 25 Vine Street, Norton, with his parents 3 siblings. His older sister and brother (by ten years) were born at the Imphal Barracks, Fulford, York.  His father, Louis Burini was a drill instru...

Betty Stevenson – ‘the Happy Warrior’


Within days of the war being declared the YMCA established recreation centres in the United Kingdom – largely near railway stations and other places where large numbers of troops were likely to be gathering. By the end of 1914, similar centres had been established at Le Havre in France and later in other areas of France. Above: The first YMCA...

27 December 1914: Lieutenant Robert Williamson


Only son of Dr. George Williamson and Constance (née Gunn) of 256, Union Street, Aberdeen.  Robert went to school at Glenalmond College and was gazetted 2nd. Lieut. 3rd (City of Aberdeen) Battery, 1st Highland Brigade, RFA (TF) June 1911 and promoted Lieutenant June 1913. After being attached for a year to a Regular Battery of Field Artillery...