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20 January 1917 : 7078 Pte Arthur Munro Harrison, 1/5th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment.

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From Earby, Yorkshire, a Wesleyan, Munro Harrison was a weaver at Spring Mill, Earby and lived on Stoneybank Road prior to enlistment. With his Short Service Attestation and Medical Records extant we learn that Munro enlisted in the 6th Bn Duke of Wellington Regiment on 1 March 1916. He was 21 years and 10 months old and 5ft 6 ¼ inches tall. He’d …


23 May 1917: Sgt John Hudson

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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…