Search results for Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

7 December 1917: Pte James Shuttleworth


James was born in Cowling, Yorkshire to parents John (a worsted weaver) and Ann. He was one of 13 children, 10 of whom lived beyond childhood (he had 3 brothers, Christopher and Gladstone who died in their first, William when he was 8). James went to work in the local cotton mill. He attended Cowling Infant School then went to work as a cotton we…

28 January 1918: Bombadier Sidney Wagstaff


Parents Jesse Braizer Wagstaff (Ironmonger and House Furnisher) of 229, Great Western Street, Moss Side, Manchester. Before the outbreak of war Sidney was employed in his father’s furnishing business. He was for many years a member of the Manchester Wednesday Motor and Cycling Club. In 1913 Sidney won the Anfield 100 CC Mile Unpaced Invitatio…

29 July 1918 : Charles Foster


Second son of William Foster (who owned a brass foundry he had founded) and Emma (née Haig - no relation) At the 1881 England Census the parents had four children and two domestic servants and lived at 63 Savile Park Road, Halifax In March 1881 Charles’s mother died and his younger brother Harold died in June that year. At 2 years old Charles w…