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21 January 1916 : Pte Frederick C Baldwyn

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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

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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…