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11 August 1916 : Pte John Hinchcliffe

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After his early education at Mirfield Parish Church School, he won a scholarship for the Mirfield Grammar School. On leaving the Grammar School he went to Ravensthorpe National School as an assistant teacher and subsequently moved to York for his formal teacher training. After graduating from York, John took up a position at Grimethorpe Council Sch…


21 October 1917 : Pte Friend Whitwam

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Zachariah Friend was a card dealer at a woollen mill. Friend was baptised 25 April 1877. Friend had two sisters, Clara and Sarah. At the time of the 1901 Census, Friend lived with his parents and younger sister Sarah at 126 George Street. Both Friend and Sarah worked in a woollen mill, Friend as a cloth finisher. Later that year, on 2 Novem…