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11 December 1917: Pte William Simons


Moving to Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, William was employed as a spinning overlooker and was a keen member of a local brass band. He lived with his father on Wighill Street.  William enlisted in the local territorials (with whom he was a member of the regimental band) and he was sent to France in about March 1917. On 3 May 1917, William was po…