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20 August 1897 : Cpl / Flt. Cdt John Arthur Wilson MM

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As a boy, after Sunday lunch, I recall sitting on my grandfather's knee and he would start off with the line ‘have I told you about the time ...' and he'd then add, ‘.... we were gassed' or '.... we took a German prisoner' or '..... I was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps'. Perhaps this started my interest in history. In his 96th year Jack r…


4 August 1916 Lieutenant Noel Alexander Target MC

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Born 23 November 1895 at London, son of Felix Alexander Target MICE, Civil Engineer, Indian Public Works Department, of Donnington, Pinner, and his wife Nita, daughter of Harrison Chilton; educated at Haileybury College. Noel was originally intended for the Indian Police, for which he had just qualified when war was declared in August 1914. Noel's…


056: September 1999

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078: January 2007

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16 May 1917 : 36808 Pte Tom Spencer, 18th Bn Durham Light Infantry.

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He was part of a large family, having nine brothers and sisters most of whom lived at Low Close Farm. In 1911 they were variously employed as farm labourers, cloth weavers, wood sawers, and worsted winders. Tom was employed as a spinning and draw over-looker by Messrs W Wilson and Son at Eastburn prior to his enlistment. Tom enlisted on 1 Dec…


21 October 1917 : Pte Friend Whitwam

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Zachariah Friend was a card dealer at a woollen mill. Friend was baptised 25 April 1877. Friend had two sisters, Clara and Sarah. At the time of the 1901 Census, Friend lived with his parents and younger sister Sarah at 126 George Street. Both Friend and Sarah worked in a woollen mill, Friend as a cloth finisher. Later that year, on 2 Novem…


20 September 1914 : 2nd Lieut. Roger Marshall

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The youngest son of parents Anthony and Jessie Marshall, Roger was educated privately at the boys' boarding school Merchiston, Edinburgh.  In  August 1910, Roger entered the Royal Artillery’s Special Reserve. In April 1913 he was awarded the Royal Aero Club Aviator’s Certificate. He was noted as an excellent shot and rider. Roger was gazetted 2nd …