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28 November 1917 : James Metcalfe

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Age 17 James emigrated to Masterston, New Zealand. At the outbreak of war in 1914 he was employed as a labourer in Whakatane. He enlisted into the New Zealand Rifle Brigade on 12 October 1915 and embarked for Egypt on 5 February 1916. After several weeks in Egypt, he was transferred to the Western Front and was a participant in the Battle …


British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma

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British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! 83 August / September 2008 pp. 27 - 32) Introduction When confronted with the onset of the Great War in August 1914, the professional British Regular soldier, and his colleagues in…


21 July 1916 : Pte Thomas Rigby

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The son of Thomas E Rigby (farmer) and Ellen (née Nutter) At the 1901 Census, age 11, Thomas was on the farm with his parents, five brothers, sisters and general servant at Lawson's House, Sawley, Grindleton, Yorkshire. Ten years on Thomas is working on the farm alongside two of his brothers, while his sister Alice, age 13, is a dairy worker on th…