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7 August 1915 L/Cpl Harold Owen, 1/8th Bn Manchester Regt.

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Harold Owen was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire to parents William (then 59) and Rebecca (40) in theĀ August 1888 and christened that September. The parents and older siblings worked in silk weaving. Both his father and mother died 3 1/2 years later in April 1891. Having much older siblings it would appear they raised him. Twenty years later, age 23,…


7 June 1917 : 15952 L Cpl Fred Latham MM, 11th Bn Manchester Regt

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By 1901, Fred was living at Knowles Farm, Roby Mill along with his father, an uncle, a cousin and his grandmother. Not destined to follow his father into the agricultural world, young Fred gained employment at the age of 14, in 1912 , at the Pemberton Colliery where he looked set to pursue his career. However, within 2 years, events on the other s…


The Great War March Casualities

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During the early years of the war, March on the Western Front was a time of preparation for the spring offensives both sides knew would come as soon as the ground had dried out sufficiently to make a successful advance a real possibility. As a result there was only one Lewes casualty in March 1915 and two in 1916. March 1917 brought seven fatalitie…


7 July 1916 : 4675 Pte. William Edward Foster, 12th Bn Manchester Regiment

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In February 1908, he had enlisted in his local Territorial artillery battery and had only just completed his service terms in 1914. When war broke out, William enlisted into the Manchester Regiment in Nelson, Lancashire and served with the 12th Battalion on the Western Front as from 16th July 1915. Serving in the southern Ypres Salient for much of…