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12 February 1917: Pte Robert Spencer

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Robert was the eldest of five. Before the war he was a warp dryer in a cotton mill. His father Peter was a 'stationary engineman' at a limestone quarry - according to the 1911 England Census.  His brother Edgar (three years younger) served in the war from 1916. He also had sisters Annie, Doris and the younger William, 11 years younger. At the time …


12 July 1916 : A/Cpl. James Albert Jackson

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One of the five children of Benjamin (a Lancashire born general labourer) and Annie (née Dobson) from Yorkshire. 1881 Siblings, and only 1, James was at home with his parents and two older siblings Fanny (3) and John (2) at 129A LowerHouse Lane, Burnley. Ten years laters, and now 11, their father is not at home and James is living at 126 Livings…