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27 May 1918 : Private George Leonard Collins


Father James still died in 1900. Mother Frances Sophia Collins (from Ireland) died in 1912. In 1966, I visited for the first time, the grave of my grandfather, George Leonard Collins, in Vailly-sur-Aisne British Cemetery, France. Image: Grave of Private George Leonard Collins 204071 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment in Vailly-sur-Aisne Bri…

28 January 1918: Bombadier Sidney Walter Wagstaff


Parents Jesse Braizer Wagstaff (Ironmonger and House Furnisher) of 229, Great Western Street, Moss Side, Manchester. Before the outbreak of war Sidney was employed in his father’s furnishing business. He was for many years a member of the Manchester Wednesday Motor and Cycling Club. In 1913 Sidney won the Anfield 100 CC Mile Unpaced Invitation …