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25 October 1914 : Pte Charles Dixon

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  Charles originally joined the Army in early 1904 and was a reservist still living in the town (37 Old Hall Street) at the time of his re-enlistment in Preston in August 1914. Arriving in France (Le Havre) with the 1st Battalion on 22nd August 1914, he took part in the Battles of Le Cateau, the Marne and the Aisne before falling in action …


23 November 1917 : Pte Joseph Hoole

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His parents were Edward and Mary Ann (neé Hodson).  At the 1891 Census, age 2, Joseph ('Jos') lived at home (44 Bow Lane, Preston) with his parents, older brother Frederick and a lodger (his mother's brother). Both parents worked in a local cotton mill.  Joseph's father died in April 1897 when Joseph was still only five years old.  Fred joined …


029: Summer 1990

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'A Letter to the Unknown Warrior' by Edie Street

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Dear Papa, Last night I thought I heard the gate creek, back and forth. It had been like this since you left. Then I heard footsteps, just like yours: powerful, assured and purposeful with every step. Left right, left right, left right. The crunch on the gravel path got louder with every step; you must have still got your boots on I thought. I c…