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George Peachment: one of the youngest recipients of the Victoria Cross : 25 September 1915


George Peachment was, when he enlisted, not much different from many other young volunteers in that he lied about his age to try to 'do his bit' for King and Country. His first attempt to enlist was unsuccessful (according to a family member, to try to make him look older, he borrowed his father's bowler hat when he tried to enlist aged 17 years an…

21 December 1915 : Kenneth Cherry


Parents Alfred (a draper and shopkeeper) and Florence (née Sampson). The family lived at 27 White Cliff Mill St, Blandford, Dorset and at the 1901 Census the family consisted of the parents, seven children and two domestic servants.  In December 1908 he was working as a Temporary Boy Clerk for the GPO in London and at the 1911 Census was li…