Search results for La Boisselle.

12 July 1916 : A/Cpl. James Albert Jackson


One of the five children of Benjamin (a Lancashire born general labourer) and Annie (née Dobson) from Yorkshire. 1881 Siblings, and only 1, James was at home with his parents and two older siblings Fanny (3) and John (2) at 129A LowerHouse Lane, Burnley. Ten years laters, and now 11, their father is not at home and James is living at 126 Living...

13 July 1916 : Gnr William Greenwood


William was the youngest of six. His father Charles (a cotton cloth looker and later a gardener) died in July 1983 when William was 2 years old. His parents, Charles and Mary had moved to village of Worsthorne near Burnley soon after marring in around 1880. In the earlier census returns for 1881 and 1891 the young family live with Mary’s parents...

'Military Mining And The La Boiselle Project' with Colin Winn


Join us for a fascinating talk on Military Mining and the La Boiselle Project by Colin Winn Colin Winn is a retired weapons engineer specialising in the underground conflict.  He is a founder member of the Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association and is interested in the work of the 252 Tunnelling Company in the sector.   Colin will bring relevant arte...