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27 May 1918 : Private George Leonard Collins


Father James still died in 1900. Mother Frances Sophia Collins (from Ireland) died in 1912. In 1966, I visited for the first time, the grave of my grandfather, George Leonard Collins, in Vailly-sur-Aisne British Cemetery, France. Image: Grave of Private George Leonard Collins 204071 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment in Vailly-sur-Aisne Bri…

23 May 1917: Sgt John Hudson


The son of Wilkinson (a dairy farmer) and Mary Hudson. At the 1901 census John was at home in Bradleys Both with his 7 other siblings, all those over 13 working as weavers. At the 1911 census John, working in a quarry, was  living at home with his parents and four other siblings.  At the time of enlisting in late 1914 John was working as a builde…