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Nobody of any importance: a Foot Soldier’s Memoir of World War I

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Reviewed by Michael Lucas. Nobody of any Importance is a lengthy and detailed account, written from memory, in the 1970s, from early childhood to age 21, with 50 pages of editorial notes. Sam Sutcliffe enlisted at 16 in September 1914, trained as a signaller, went to Gallipoli and fought at Suvla, with 2/1st Londons (Royal Fusiliers -29th Division…


7 June 1917 : L Cpl Fred Latham MM

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At the 1901 Census, 2 year old Fred was living at Knowles Farm, Roby Mill along with his 32 year old father Frederick, his 67 year old uncle Abraham, a 25 year old cousin Sarah Cliff (a housemaid) and his 72 year old grandmother Alice. His mother Ellen had died in November 1900. His father remarried in 1904 and Fred gained a brother and two siste…


14 February 1916 : Lieut. Richard Gavin Brown

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Richard was the eldest of three children by Richard Brown MG Deputy Inspector-General RN (Ret) and Jessie (née McPherson).  He was educated Aberdeen University where he graduated MB in 1903 and was subsequently in practice at Portsmouth.  He married at St Philips, Buckingham Palace Road, London 23 November 1910 to Ruth (née Noble born 1887, H…