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31 August 1916 : Pte Evan May

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Evan's parents were Robert (a farm labourer) and Olive May.  At the 1881 Census Evan was the youngest of four children, the oldest two, age 15 and 12 were working in turn as a domestic servant and a ploughboy.  By the 1891 Census the older children had left home. Evan, not yet 11, was the middle son of  three, ages 14, 11 and 8 George, Evan, Wi…


23 December 1914 : Albert Henry Reed Townsend

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Albert was working at the age of 12, his mother a widow, Albert gave up making leather goods to join the army in 1911. By the outbreak of war he was a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.  A laundry washer, his mother Annie Georgina, received a small pension after her son's death.  LCpl Albert H R Townsend died during …


25 December 1914 : Pte Lewis Rhymes

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Lewis was working as an agricultural labourer at the time of his initial enlistment. He joined the army in July 1904 and, with the 2nd Bn Gloucestershire Regiment, served in England and Malta until transferring to the 1st Battalion in 1910 (and remaining in England). In August 1911, Lewis was discharged to the reserve and, after a short employment…


14 April 1918: Pte Wade Stubb

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Parents: Wade (a time keeper and store keeper) and Emily (née Rogers, from the Isle of Man) They lived at 38 Walsingham Rd, Coulton Walsey. At the 1901 Census, age 5, Wade was at home with is parents and two siblings.  Education: St. Margaret’s Higher School, Anfield. Wade was a member of the choir, along with his brother Edgar, at St. Marg…