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26 April 1916: 137/15564 Luit. Arthur Pierre Joseph Ghisain Lupsin

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Arthur was an officer of the reserve at the time of the outbreak of war. Luit. Luspin was mobilised on 1 August 1914 and he saw action at the Battle of Halen on 12 August, and the Battle of the Yser before settling into the static warfare on the Yser front from the winter of 1914 through to 1916. Arthur was killed in action after being fata…


12 May 1915: Musk Josef Abberger

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Already a serving soldier at the outbreak of war, he transferred to the newly expanded Lehr Infantry Regiment at Potsdam in early 1914 and first saw action at Namur during the invasion of Belgium in August 1914. After moving to the Eastern Front, Josef fought at the 1st Battle of the Masurian Lakes and the Battle of Lodz before moving to the C…


8 June 1919: Lt William ‘Billy’ Nichol Wilson

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His father was Twentyman Wilson and mother Sarah were both from Dalston outside Carlisle, Cumberland and had agrarian backgrounds: the Wilsons were blacksmiths and wheelwrights, the Nixons and Nichols on Sarah's side worked a small holding.  Twentyman got work in the then booming industrial town of Consett. Starint out as the head groom he went …