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20 August 1897 : Cpl / Flt. Cdt John Arthur Wilson MM


As a boy, after Sunday lunch, I recall sitting on my grandfather's knee and he would start off with the line ‘have I told you about the time ...' and he'd then add, ‘.... we were gassed' or '.... we took a German prisoner' or '..... I was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps'. Perhaps this started my interest in history. In his 96th year Jack r…

30 November 1917 : L/Cpl William Dewhurst


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…

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A Soldier of the 6th Division, incorporating Recollections of the Machine Gun Corps & Following My Father’s Footsteps


Reviewed by Michael Lucas. A Soldier of the 6th Division includes an account, written from memory in 1976, by Thomas Brookbank, formerly a sergeant in the Machine Gun Corps, who served with 6th Division from Cambrai through, the Allied counterattacks, and to the Rhineland. Brookbank was clearly a keen and effective soldier; he was a sergeant at …

19 June 1917 : L-Cpl Reginald John Coleman


Parents William Coleman (an architect and building manager) and Rosena (née Jones) of The Poplars, Broadoak, Gloucestershire. At the 1891 Census, 3 year old Reginald was at home with his parents and 8 other siblings. At the 1901 Census, 13 year old Reginald was at home with his parents and 6 of his siblings.  At the 1911 Census, age 23 years old…