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28 November 1917 James Metcalfe died of his wounds on this day

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Born at Cray, Yorkshire, on 5 November 1883, James emigrated to Masterston, New Zealand at the turn of the century and was employed as a labourer in Whahataki at the time of the outbreak of war. He enlisted into the New Zealand Rifle Brigade on 12 October 1915 and embarked for Egypt on 5 February 1916. After several weeks in Egypt, he was transfer…


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…


31 December 1917: Pte Arthur Foster

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Son of Joseph Foster (a general labourer and carter) and Mary Ann (house keeper).  Arthur went on to become a carter for his local Co-operative Society. In 1906 he married to Edith (née Ridley) and they had two children, Harold born 1906 in and Marion born in 1916. They lived in a two-roomed dwelling on Cockshott Fold, Addingham.  He was called …


11 March 1917:  2nd Lieut. Horace George Cecil Bowden

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Parents George (Dental Surgeon) and Ada (née Wraight)  Age 4 at the 1901 Census, Horace lived at 63 London Road (Rosenruth), Reigate. The family home included his parents, his 1 year old sister Irene, their cook and a housemaid. Horace went to Oakshade Prep School and then Cranleigh.  He was a good shot. He represented his school at Bisley, …