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27 February 1915 : Pte John Barley

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Parents Thomas, an agricultural labourer and mother Sarah Ann (née Sharp). One of seven children. A farmer labourer himself by the age of 14, living at 57 Farm Houses, Welbourn, Lincolnshire.  Photography by Richard Croft CC BY-SA 2.0 John enlisted, age 17, 24 November 1893 in the Lincolnshire Regiment.  He served nine years in the Regulars and…


1 June 1918 : Captain Hewson Street MC & Bar

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Parents George (the local blacksmith) and Eliza Dixon (née Thorpe)  Raised, Woodhall Spa, Leicestershire. At the 1901 Census, age 7, Hewson was at home living on Witham Road, Woodhall Spa with his parents, older sister and two younger siblings Gwendoline and Brenda, his grandmother and a blacksmith apprentice to his father.  Hewson went to school…


ONLINE 'The 8th Lincolns at the Battle of Loos (1915)' by Nigel Atter

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This is an online talk. You do not need to have Zoom installed to attend. You can use your PC, your laptop, your tablet or your smartphone to join. For the log-on link, please contact: whizzbangwfa@gmail.com    About the speaker: Nigel is a founding member of the Leicestershire and Rutland Branch and a frequent visitor to the Western Front. He …


Vivian Hicking - a Grimsby Chum in India

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After the armistice, many men would have been returning to their homes after receiving their discharge from the army; however men were still required not only for the occupation of part of Germany, but also for the continuing garrison duties in the far-flung corners of the Empire. It was in India in June 1919 that tragedy was to strike, causing the…