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26 January 1917 Pte John Hughes Roberts died on this day

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700707 Pte John Hughes Roberts, 16th Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force Born at Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada on 28 March 1895, John was employed as a farmer prior to his enlistment into the CEF at Winnipeg on 10 January 1916. After arrival in France – via the UK – later in the year, John took part in the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme and the…


26 October 1917 Pte George Towler died on this day

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Born at Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire on 22 April 1891, George was a grocery clerk in Calgary, Alberta at the time of his enlistment. He enlisted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Calgary on 5 July 1916 having seen previous service in the Canadian Militia (103rd Regiment) since April of that year and, after initial training in Canada, spe…


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10 April 1917 219503 Pte Moses Johns, 50th Bn CEF

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Born as St Regis, Quebec on 21 December 1891, Moses was employed as a labourer prior to enlistment. He enlisted into the 80th Bn CEF at Barriefield, Ontario on 9 October 1915 and underwent training in Canada and the UK before transferring to the the 50th Bn CEF in April 1916 with whom he was to see active service on the Western Front. In September…


29 April 1915: 27717 Pte Alfred Harrigan, 15th Bn CEF.

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A steam fitter at the Otto Higel factory in Toronto, Alfred was born at Port Hope, Ontario on 6  September 1898. He enlisted into the CEF at Valcartier on 20 September 1914 and served in France from February 1915. Alfred was killed in the trenches near St Jean (on a day described as ‘quiet' in the battalion war diary). He has no known grave, and Al…


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…


3 June 1916 : 47870 Sgt Ernest Hoyles, 15th Bn CEF

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Ernest joined the army at an early age and saw service in the Boer War with the Liverpool Regiment. He emigrated to Canada in 1912 and was employed as a labourer until he joined the CEF at Niagara Camp on 27 May 1915. Within a month, Ernest was in the UK and soon afterwards saw service on the Western Front. He was killed in action during the reli…


20 June 1917: 186025 Cpl Harold Albert Bolton MM, 8th Bn CEF.

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Born at Darlingford, Manitoba on 25 April 1896. In 1912 he gained employment with the Darlingford branch of the Bank of British North America. He enlisted (into the 90th Bn) on 6 November 1915 and proceeded to the UK in continuation of his training. After being attached to the 8th Bn CEF, Harold went to France in early 1916. For gallantry in actio…