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11 August 1918 : Lieut. Alfred Edward Gaby VC

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The seventh child of parents Alfred and Alicia Gaby. Alfred went to school in Scottsdale and after school worked on the family farm. He then spent some time in southern Tasmania. While working on his father's farm he had joined the militia and served for three years with the 12th Infantry Battalion (Launceston Regiment). Two elder brothers had …


CANCELLED 8 April : 'Amateur Soldiering Tradition in Britain and the Empire 1899 to 1945' with Professor Gary Sheffield

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Gary Sheffield, Honorary President of The Western Front Association will be speaking at this event on the amateur soldier in the British Arm over five decades: through the South African War, First and Second World Wars.  The organisers say that places will be strictly limited with an entry cost of £8 payable on the door. Please email the organiser…


17 February 1915 : Cpl Charles Percival Paine

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Parents Charles and Emma Paine.Educated in Dulwich. Joined the 22nd Middlesex Volunteers 1894. Attained rank of Sergeant. Served in the South African War, 1899-1900.  Married Harriet Jane of Shepherd’s Bush, London 17 September 1901. They had four children: Francis, Charles, Geoffrey and Evelyn. Joined he was a depot cab driver in 1913 joined …


28 February 1915 : Pte Robert Robertson

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Parents Robert Robertson (tobacco spinner) and Annie (née Patton). At the 1891 Census living with his family on Buckingham Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Sisters Margaret and Ann (21 & 18) were working as a tobacco spinner and cigar maker. Older Brother David (15) was working as a marble polisher. Robert (8) and older sister Jessie  (11) were at …


5 March 1915 : Major George Pope Newstead

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Parents James (General Practitioner) and Louisa Anne  (née Pope) - their only son who lived at James Newstead, Ashby Manor, Horncastle, Lincolnshire.  Age 15 at the 1891 Census, George lived at with his parents, sister Louisa (age 12) and 4 servants. Educated at Rugby School (1889-94) where he was in the cricket eleven and football fifteen and …


7 March 1916 : Major Carlos B Lumsden

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Parents Hugh G Lumsden of Auchindoir and Clova, JP and Maria Magdalena (née Gordon) of Aberdeen.  Educated at Beaumonth College, Old Windsor and Stonyhurst College, Blackburn. He studied Philosophy and was a keen member of Stonyhurst's Philosophy Debating Club. He subsequently became a Barrister, being  called to the bar 1902.  He practised on …