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024: Winter 1988

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20 April 1916: S/9830 Pte John Lang, 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders

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Born in Preston, Lancashire in 1892, John had been living in Earby, Yorkshire since 1912, where he was employed as a weaver. Already serving as a territorial (6th West Riding Regt) at the outbreak of war, he deserted whilst still in the UK in early 1915, but enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery whilst away from his regiment! After rejoining his…


20 April 1916: S.9830 Pte John Lang, 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders

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Born in Preston, Lancashire in 1892, John had been living in Earby, Yorkshire since 1912, where he was employed as a weaver. Already serving as a territorial (6th West Riding Regt) at the outbreak of war, he deserted whilst still in the UK in early 1915, but enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery whilst away from his regiment! After rejoining his…


25 April 1919: 174806 Cecil Thomas Shuttleworth Royal Field Artillery

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Cecil was born in September 1891 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire his father, Joel was a butcher. After leaving school Cecil joined the business as an assistant. Cecil had two youunger sisters and two younger brothers. In December 1916 he married 28 year old May Swingler Hircock.  Cecil joined the 152nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery in …


17 May 1917 : Gnr Dennis Albert Holgate, D Bty 312th Bde RFA

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Born in Draughton, Yorkshire in 1898, to a limestone quarryman from Yorkshire, Dennis was conscripted into service at Otley in 1916. He was the oldest of four, having younger brothers Ferderick and Joseph and youger sister Ivy. His mother, who was from Ulveston in Cumberland, died in December 1916 before he was posted. After arriving in France in e…