Search results for Tyne Cot Memorial.

2 September 1917 : Pte George Fieldhouse

/on-this-day/2-september-1917-pte-george-fieldhouse/

His parents were Charles (a foreman at a carpet works) and Elizabeth Fieldhouse of 21 Armitage St, Raventhorpe, Dewsbury. At the 1901 Census George, age 7, was at home with his parents and six siblings: an older brother Herbert and four sisters. Circumstances could not have been easy; Charles spent 14 days in prison for debt. He died in 1907. By …


9 October 1917 Sgt Charles Edgar Salmon died on this day

/on-this-day/9-october-1917-sgt-charles-edgar-salmon-died-on-this-day/

Born at Albany Terrace, Burnley in January 1896, Edgar was educated at St Mary Magdalene's School in the town before going on to study art at Burnley Technical College where he became a prominent member (and a local champion swimmer) of Burnley Swimming Club and Drum Major of Burnley Boy's Club. At first a house painter, by 1911 he was employed as …


22 November 1917 : Pte Alexander McNab was killed in action on this day

/on-this-day/22-november-1917-pte-alexander-mcnab-was-killed-in-action-on-this-day/

Before the war Alexander worked at West's Mill, Harle Syke but had enlisted into the 3rd East Lancs at Blackburn in 1911 and was in camp at Workington when news of the outbreak of war came through. Immediately mobilised into service, he arrived in France on 26 August 1914 and joined the 1st Bn East Lancs during the retreat from Mons. After serving…


14 December 1917: Pte James Ormerod Tattersall

/on-this-day/14-december-1917-pte-james-ormerod-tattersall/

A weaver from Stacksteads, Lancashire. His father was a coalminer.  After enlisting into the West Riding territorials in Barnoldswick, James was sent to France in September 1916 and served on the Somme and in Belgium before being wounded in July 1917, whilst serving as part of a Lewis Gun team.  Sent back to the UK in October 1917 for recuperatio…


21 October 1917 : Pte Friend Whitwam

/on-this-day/21-october-1917-pte-friend-whitwam/

Zachariah Friend was a card dealer at a woollen mill. Friend was baptised 25 April 1877. Friend had two sisters, Clara and Sarah. At the time of the 1901 Census, Friend lived with his parents and younger sister Sarah at 126 George Street. Both Friend and Sarah worked in a woollen mill, Friend as a cloth finisher. Later that year, on 2 Novem…