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7 December 1917: Pte James Shuttleworth

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James Shuttleworth was living in Skipton (where he was an employee at Belle Vue Mills) at the time of his enlistment. He was a married father of two children, Vera (born March 1906) and Percy (born March 1914). He was conscripted into the army in April 1917 and, after training and allocation to the ASC, was sent to join the Egyptian Expeditionary…


2 January 1918 : Spr William Balderstone

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Parents William and Susan Balderstone. A general labourer like his father before the war, William married to Mary Ann (née Abra) in 1907. Four years later they adopted a son, George who was 4 years old when his father enlisted. William died, aged 35, of dysentery whilst serving in Egypt. He is now buried at the Hadra War Memorial Cemetery in Alex…


12 February 1917: Pte Robert Spencer

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Robert was the eldest of five. Before the war he was a warp dryer in a cotton mill. His father Peter was a 'stationary engineman' at a limestone quarry - according to the 1911 England Census.  His brother Edgar (three years younger) served in the war from 1916. He also had sisters Annie, Doris and the younger William, 11 years younger. At the time …


4 May 1915: Capt Godfrey Henry Ermen

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His father Francis Ermen was a cotton manufacturer born in Germany, died in 1896. His mother Johanna was also born in Germany. Both parents were 'naturalised British subjects' at the time of the 1881 Census.  At the 1881 Census parents and two children, Walter (5) and Godfrey (3) lived at 76 Dumplington, Barton upon Irwell with a 17 year old nanny…


15 May 1918: L.Sgt John Gregson

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John was living and working in Skipton ,Yorkshire at the time of his enlistment. A married father of two, he enlisted into his local territorial battalion in the early months of the war, but didn't see overseas service until mid 1916. After taking part in the Battle of the Somme soon after his arrival in France, John was also to become a veteran …


12 January 1916: Pte Arthur Swindlehurst

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Son of Edward (a train driver) and Hannah Maria . In 1901, age 10, Arthur lived at home with his parents and siblings Amy (19), Edward (16), Thomas (10) and Alfred (8). His older siblings worked in a local mill.  In 1911, age 20, Arthur was still at home with Amy, Thomas, Alfred and Alice.  Living at 14, Airdale Terrace, Skipton, Yorkshire, at…


27 February 1918 : Pte Henry Parrington

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His parents, father William ( a coal merchant) and mother Grace (née Hayed) lived at 26 Rowland Street, Skipton. At the 1901 Census, age 7, Henry was living with his parents, his 66 year maternal grandfather John Hayes and his three siblings Johnny (1), Thomas (4) and Mary (12).  At the 1911 Census, Henry was living at the same address, age 17 …