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The first footballer killed in 1914: Larrett Roebuck of Huddersfield Town

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Huddersfield Town full-back Larrett Roebuck was the first professional footballer from the English Leagues to be killed in the First World War. This is his story... Larrett Roebuck was born at Jump, near Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, on 27 January 1889. By 1901 the Roebuck family had moved to Rotherham and were living in Barker's Yard, off the m…


2 December 1919:  540 Sepoy Ladu, 1st Bn, 98th Infantry,

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Ladu is remembered on the Tehran Memorial, Panel 41, Column 1. Chuhi Ka Talab(nuh)  Over one million Indians, including over 621,224 combatants and 474,789 non-combatants, were sent overseas between August 1914 and December 1919. Secret plans had been made as early as 1910 to deploy Indian troops to Mesopotamia via Bombay and Karachi to Basra.…


For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Shrabani Basu

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Bloomsbury India, £25.00, 224pp. 41 ills, notes and refs, bibliog, index. ISBN: 978-83-84052-91-1  Shrabani Basu’s work on the Indian Army - not to be confused with another book of the same name about a Second World War fighter pilot in the RAF - is, unsurprisingly given her background in journalism, ‘populist’ in style and approach and largely dr…


26 April 1915 : Captain Percy D’Aguilar Banks

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Only son of Col Samuel Henry O’Brien of Eaton Place, Brighton, mother Katherine (née Burton). Grandson of Dr Henry Banks of Wicklow, Ireland.  Educated at St. Peter’s, Weston and Cheltenham College and Sandhurst.  At Cheltenham he won the schools rackets and fives prizes. He was in the cricket eleven here and at Sandburst and played for the Somer…


29 June 1918 : Lieut. Reginald Edward Guise M.C.

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Son of Rivett Francis Guise (Deputy Inspector-General, Indian Police) and Mary (née Boissier).Great-grandson of Sir John Wright, who distinguished himself during the French War in Egypt, Hanover on the Peninsula, where he was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallant conduct at Fuentes d’Ogor, Salamanca and Vittoria.  Educated at Cheltenham, Felsted …