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27 September 1916 : Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon, 8th Black Watch

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has changed the commemoration for Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon, an uncle of Her Majesty the Queen. Fergus died in France during the Battle of Loos in September 1915 and, until now, had been commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on the Loos Memorial as he had no known grave. His grandson wrote to…


26 September 1915 : L/Cpl Harold Chapin

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Harold was an American citizen, the son of actress mother Alice. Harold Chapin become regarded as an 'English' actor and playwright. Working extensively as an actor, director and stage manager both in the UK and the USA, he was associated with some of the biggest names of the theatre of the era. At the 1891 he is living in London with his mother.…


014: Summer 1985

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051: January 1998

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063: January 2002

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073: April 2005

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096: January 2013

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105: January 2016

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'Wully' Field Marshal Sir William Robertson Bart: GCB, KCVO, DSO (Part II)

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  (Lecture delivered by John Terraine at the Western Front Association's Annual Seminar at Abergavenny in June 1992) In August 1914 William Robertson crossed to France to meet the long-expected foe, together with the rest of the British Expeditionary Force, on the staff of the Commander­ in-Chief, Field-Marshal Sir John French, and in the post of…


12 July 1916 : A/Cpl. James Albert Jackson

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James was living in neighbouring Burnley where he was employed as a ring jobber in a cotton mill. After enlisting into the East Lancashire Regiment in Burnley in September 1914, he embarked for France on 18 July 1915 and spent the major part of the year in the Festubert and Neuve Chapelle sectors (including taking part in the Loos diversionary act…


31 July 1917 : Lt Col Edgar Robert Mobbs DSO

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The son of Oliver L and Elizabeth Anne Mobbs. He did not make his school's First XV, preferring hockey at the time. Mobbs took up Rugby when his family moved to Olney in North Buckinghamshire. He first played for Olney in 1903 and then for the Weston Turks before moving to Northampton and playing for Northampton Harlequins. In 1905 he was invited …