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25 August 1918 : Private Charles William Hoadley

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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: 776147 Trumpeter John Whitaker, D Battery 254th Bde RFA

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Born in Paticroft, Cheshire in 1894, John was employed by Lister & Co at Burnside Mill, Addingham, Yorkshire by the time of his enlistment. Enlisting into the local territorial artillery unit - 'The Wharfedale Howitzers' – soon after the outbreak of war, he arrived on the Western Front in early 1916 and served there until his death. John was s…