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11 August 1917 Pte. Foster Yerkess, 2nd Bn Royal Berks Regt.

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Foster Yerkess was born in Earby, Yorkshire in 1896 to parents Jacob and Mary Ellen, both cotton weavers.  At the time of the April 1911 Census, 15 year old Foster, the eldest of three children, was working as a weaver, as was his 12 year old sister Alice who was a cotton weaver and at school 1/2 time. They were living at 25 James St, Earby - th…


14 August 1915 : 2265 Pte Samuel Quinn, 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment

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From Burnley, Lancashire where he was still resident (12 Anne Street) at the time of his enlistment. After enlisting into his local territorial battalion in the early days of the war, he landed at Gallipoli in May 1915 and fought in two of the Battles of Krithia. Wounded in August 1915, Samuel died at sea whilst on board the hospital ship SS Fermo…


16 November 1917 : Pte Joseph Williams

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Joseph was a carter employed by Barnoldswick Council prior to enlistment. He was conscripted into service at Halifax on 7 June 1916 and, after training with the 3rd West Ridings, was transferred to the 2nd Battalion and sent to France on 13 November 1916. After arriving at Etaples, he was attached to 255 Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers in the Vim…


30 November 1917 : L/Cpl William Dewhurst

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William Dewhurst 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 year. Posted on active service i…


19 December 1917: Pte. John Fort Berry

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Before the war John, the eldest, assisted his father James who was a butcher. He had four younger brothers James, Robert and Frederick.  He enlisted in Morecambe and was drafted out to France in May, 1915.  The 7th Battalion were at Loos (September 1915), the Somme (July to October 1916) Arras (September 1916), Grandcourt (November 1916), Messine…


12 April 1918 : Pte John Thomas Dean

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John was conscripted into the army in Burnley in 1916. Initially serving as 36184 in the East Surrey Regiment, he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps prior to embarkation on active service. He was killed on 12th April 1918 and reported as missing in action. Having no known grave, John is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. 1…