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081: January 2008


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11 December 1917: Pte William Robert 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 enlisted in the local territorials (with which he was a member of the regimental band) and he was sent to France in about March 1917. On 3 May 1917, William was posted as missing but it later transpired that he had b…

1 June 1918 : Captain Hewson Street MC & Bar


Parents George (the local blacksmith) and Eliza (née Thorpe)  Raised, Woodall Spa, Leicestershire. At the 1901 Census, age 7, Hewson was at home with his parents, older sister and two younger siblings, his grandmother and a blacksmith apprentice to his father.  He was educated Church of England School, Woodall Spa. At the 1911 Census, age 17, He…