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3 September 1915 : Lt William Darnell VC

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Parents Henry and Rose Ann. William enlisted, only age 15, in 1901 in the South African Rifles and went to Africa. He returned to Australia 12 years later, became an actor and married Elizabeth (née Smyth) in April 1906.  They lived at 'Maktau', Phillips Avenue, Murrumbeena, Victoria.  William enlisted when war was declared in August 1914 an…


25 April 1917: GS/51615 Pte Edward Harwood, 13th Bn Royal Fusiliers

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Born in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1887, Edward was living at 25,Coultate Street in Burnley at the time of his enlistment. Originally enlisting in the East Lancashire Regiment (as 27798), he was transferred to the 13th Bn Royal Fusiliers immediately prior to being sent on active service. Edward was killed in action near Gavrelle during the Battle of …


4 February 1915 : Lieut. Richard Apjohn Fitzgibbon

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Only son of Harry Fitzgibbon of Greystones, County Wicklow and Helen Rebecca Fitzgibbon (née Surgeon) of Dublin.  Educated at Strangways School, Dublin; Lickey Hills Prep School, Barnt Green, Radley College and Christ Church, Oxford. Richard coxed rowing eights at for Radley at Henley, and for Christ Church at Oxford. He was a member of the L…


25 July 1916 : Pte Colin A Arrol

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The only son of Walter Arrol (an army Major then brewer and wine merchant) and Beatrice (née Bateman).  In 1901 age 15, Colin as at home with his family living at Underwood, Broomhaugh, Northumberland. He was educated at Larchfield School, Helensburgh, by a private tutor and at Newcastle-on-Tyne College.  In 1911 age 25 Colin was still livin…


19 January 1918 : Brigadier General Gordon Strachey Shephard

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Whilst researching Dorset War Memorials, the author came across the following paragraph: ‘In the grounds of the camp (1) at Osmington is a small wooden sentry box. Inside is a truncated propeller, cut to form a cross. On the boss is a small plaque which reads: ‘In memory of Brigadier G S Sheppard DSO, MC and RFC Jan 1918’.’ (2) Living near the …