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25 August 1918 : Private Charles William Hoadley


Charles was born on 6 February 1893 in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania and resided in Bradford, PA.Shortly after the United States declared war on the Germany, Charles crossed the border into nearby New York and enlisted with the 3rd New York Infantry on 29 May 1917. (1) At the time of registration he was living at 14 Allison St, Bradford.  After tr…

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13 May 1918: Trumpeter Johnnie Whitaker


His parents were Jonathan (a labourer from Holbeck) and Emily (a housekeeper from Ruthin, North Wales). Johnnie was the eldest of six in 1911 (three each of boys girls), eight of then living in a 3 roomed dwelling - No.64 Main Street, Addingham (dwelling since cleared).  John was employed as a silk spinner by Lister & Co at Burnside Mill,…

Talbot House needs your help


Due to open on Thursday, 16 April, but unable to open its ambitious new permanent exhibition due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown Talbot House is now eager to raise funds to get through this difficult period. Investment over winter into a new permanent exhibition was funded on the expectation of a healthy cash flow for the opening months of th…

Talbot House opens ambitious new permanent exhibition


In 2004, Harry Patch, ‘the Last Fighting Tommy’, opened the fully restored Concert Hall of Talbot House. On the ground floor there was a permanent exhibition on ‘Life behind the Lines’. That exhibition is now being completely renewed. This time the full focus of attention will be on Talbot House. The visitor is guided through a colourful and very…

ONLINE: 'Bluebirds: Three Canadian Great War Nurses' by Andrea McKenzie


Caption: The staff of CCS No. 2, Poperinge Live zoom from Toronto, Canada About this talk: Three Montreal nursing sisters - Clare Gass, Harriet Drake and Mildred Forbes - ran Casualty Clearing Station No. 2 in Poperinge during the most violent and most crucial months on the Ypres sector in 1917-18. Together they endured bombing raids, shellfire, …

Away from the Front Line – Poperinge, La Poupée and Talbot House


The 50th anniversary of the death of Tubby Clayton In his memoir, ‘Tales of Talbot House’ (see references below) Tubby Clayton* described Poperinge, at the beginning of the war, as a town of 11,000 inhabitants ‘with no features of interest to the visitor’ (page 8). It was 12 km directly to the west of Ypres and relatively, but not entirely, safe b…