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29 November 1917 : 2nd. Lieut. Hugh Hutchinson


Hugh was a Law Clerk in a solicitor's office of Smith's Dock and Co, the shipbuilders and repairers, in the Bull Ring, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the Tyne quayside.  He enlisted with the Newcastle Commercials (Quaysiders) August 1914. After training he entered France 15 July 1915. He was out there 21 months without leave, only coming home in early …

The Great War and March Casualities from Lewes, East Sussex


During the early years of the war, March on the Western Front was a time of preparation for the spring offensives both sides knew would come as soon as the ground had dried out sufficiently to make a successful advance a real possibility. As a result there was only one Lewes casualty in March 1915 and two in 1916. March 1917 brought seven fatalitie…

7 January 1917 : A/Sgt William Hoggard


His parents were William (a farm labourer) and Susannah (née Newlove) land they lived at 172 Ryecroft Street, Crowthorn, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire.  William was the last of the Hoggard children. His older siblings were Henry, Jane and Fanny. Their mother died in 1892 when William was only three years old. The family lived at 172, Rycroft Str…