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30 November 1917 L/Cpl William Dewhurst died on this day

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Born in Helmshore, Lancashire in 1885, William was living at Barnoldswick, where he was employed as a weaver at the time of his enlistment. Enlisting into the 4th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (as 5841) at Keighley in August 1916, when he was 31 and 11 months old, William was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps in November of the same yea…


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24 August 1918 : Pte Willie Allott 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps

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Willie Allott was born in Dewsbury 23 July 1894 to James (a blacksmith at the colliery) and Emma Allott who lived at 4 Church Street, Ravensthorpe. He was baptised 17 Aug 1894. He was the oldest of the six children.  After originally being drafted into the KOYLI, it was with the King's Royal Rifle Corps that he was probably sent to the Western Fro…


20 February 1916: Captain Christopher Bethel

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Second son of Edward Hugh Bethell DSO, retired Colonel R.E. and mother Annie of 18 Hyde Park Square, Middlesex Educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown, South Africa where he had a distinguished academic career graduating with honours and from 25 June 1905 at Trinity College, Cambridge becoming President of the Cambridge Union and graduatin…