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13 May 1918: Trumpeter Johnnie Whitaker

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Parents Jonathan (a labourer from Holbeck) and Emily (a housekeeper from Ruthin, North Wales). The eldest of six in 1911 (three each of boys girls), eight of then living in a 3 roomed dwelling - No.64 Main Street, Addingham (dwelling since cleared).  John was employed as a silk spinner by Lister & Co at Burnside Mill, Addingham, Yorkshire by…


22 January 1915: Pte Percy Gernon Boyd

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Parents Samuel Boyd (a book keeper for a shopping company in 1891, later an accountant) and Emma Boyd (nee Ker). In 1891, at 8 months old, at home with his parents, two older sisters Lillian and Mildred and a live in domestic servant. In 1911, his sisters are working as stenographers and Percy is a sugar refiner’s clerk, younger brother Gerald was …


A soldier of the Cheshire Regiment - thrice missing: Private Peter Mahon

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On the day I began writing this article - 11 November 2020 – I reflected, as did we all, upon the burial of the 'Unknown Soldier' on this day a century ago at Westminster Abbey. He was, of course, one of the many 'Missing – Known unto God'.  What follows is an attempt at revealing something of the story of a soldier – again, one of the 'Missing - …


Pte Peter Mahon, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

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Peter Mahon’s family originated in Co. Roscommon in Ireland. His great-grandparents emigrated to Cheshire in the 1840’s to escape the Potato Famine and by 1851 were living amongst a numerous Irish community in Lewin Street, Middlewich. Mary Mahon, their granddaughter, gave birth to Peter on 14 February 1876 and he was baptised at the local Roman C…


Dear Mrs Jones - The Great War Dead of Crewe & Nantwich by Mark Potts & Joy Bratherton

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[This review first appeared in Stand To! No. 63 January  2002] Softback, 219pp, 2001.  Copies priced £10 may be obtained from Joy Bratherton at 40 Greenway, Coppenhall, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 4JN, UK.  This privately published book is another very good example of the valuable work being done in the field of local history by Great War enthusiasts. T…