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26 January 1917 Pte John Hughes Roberts died on this day


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


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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5 May 1915 Pte Herbert M Wightwick, 5th Bn CEF


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…

20 June 1917: Cpl Harold Albert Bolton MM


Parents  Farris (a farmer of Irish origins and an MP in the House of Commons, Ottowa) and Elizabeth (née Stewart) living at Pembina, Lisag, Manitoba. They had eight children : five boys and three girls. Two of their children died in childhood. Three of their sons were killed serving during the First World War.  At 1901 Census age 4 Harold was li…

20 January 1917: Pte Raymond William Combs


Son of Jonathan B. and Anna Sparks Combs. Living in Zionsville, Boone County, Ind., when Raymond enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 23, 1915, Jefferson Barracks, Mo before being sent to Ft Ward, Washington. He then enlisted into the Canadian Army on 18 April 1916 (claiming no prior military service other than service in the Canadian Militia!).…