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Cpl 34703, 50th Division, 4th (Alexandra Princess of Wales') Yorkshire Regiment - The Green Howards
Joined Feb1917 age 18. Taken prisoner 27May1918 in Craonne after major German offensive. Reported missing in action but found in Oct at Quedlinburg Prison Camp. Repatriated Jan1919, promoted Sgt and sent to Dublin. Demobbed 1Jul1919. Died 27Sep1976.
Submitted by: Don Anderson
L/cpl 12 Battalion East Surrey (Bermondsey)
KIA on the Baupaume Road, (Somme) 24/25 March 1918 aged 26. Husband of Agnes (nee Croft) and father of Olive. A grandfather never met but whose demise has spurred my continual research into the history of this appalling conflict. RIP.
Submitted by: Janette Tibbett
Private Scottish Rifles
Private William Tongs DCM earned his DCM, by silencing a German Machine Gun.. He should have earned the VC for his third plucky incident. See Authenticated at :- http://www.greatwarci.net/honour/guernsey/database/tongs-w-merville.htm
Submitted by: Colin Tongs
2nd Lieutenant, Leicestershire Regiment, 4th Bn
Was killed on the 13th October 1915 aged 19 on the first day of the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt at the Battle of Loos. His name is on panel 42/44 at the Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle. Lovingly remembered by the Mogridge family.
Submitted by: Mark Mogridge
11th Battalion Royal Scots
My Great Grandfather who served in the first world. It is his birthday today he would be 130 years old as he was born 6th November 1886 New Kilpatrick. Without your bravery we wouldn't be here now. submitted by Rosina Baird Clarke.
Submitted by: rosina clarke
Private, Princess Pat's Canadian Light Infantry
To my grampa who fought and gave his life at the second Battle of the Somme, and to thank him for giving me a caring and beautiful Mum (and granny). Through your sacrifice our countries were saved and remained free for generations to come. Elma x
Submitted by: Elma Hanna
Worcestershire Regiment, 10th Brigade
Serving in France, Harvey was captured and endured brutality and starvation as a PoW. Repatriated at the armistace he died in hospital in Edinburgh Jan 1919. A full military funeral in St Ives, Cornwall with a memorial raised by public subscription
Submitted by: Daphne Price