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30 November 1917 : L/Cpl William Dewhurst

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William Dewhurst was living at Barnoldswick, where he was employed as a weaver at the time of his enlistment. Enlisting into the 4th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (as 5841) at Keighley in August 1916, when he was 31 and 11 months old, William was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps in November of the same year. Posted on active service i…


9 January 1920: Pte. Wilfred Henry Heap

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Wilfred, the only son of Harry (weaver and later a machine iron moulder) and Emma. Age 13 at the 1911 Census Wilfred was working as at 'Worsted Shinning.  Wilfred was living at home in Keighley with his parents and three sisters when he enlisted soon after the outbreak of war.  Initially seeing service with the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) - …