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21 January 1916 : Pte Frederick C Baldwyn


One of five boys, his father, from Aberdeen, ran a market gardening business out of Fleet Farm, Finchampstead.  At the outbreak of war in 1914 Frederick was living on his father’s farm and was working as a labourer and bricklayer. Fred enlisted at Salisbury in September 1914. Sent overseas on 18 March 1915, he travelled to Mesopotamia, joining…

The Great War March Casualities


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…