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Merchant Navy; RMS Lusitania;
My Grandmothers younger Brother who went down with the RMS Lusitania in 1915. It hurt her for the rest of her days every time she looked at his photo. He gave her an ashtray from the ship. The Merchant Navy is often ignored but it had losses also.
Submitted by: Jacqui Blackman
Royal Leicestershire Regiment; Corporal; Signals;
Served his country for the duration of WW1 in Somme and Flanders, came back injured both physically and mentally. Was my Grandfather, a gentle man who painted pictures whilst in the trenches of better things than he was seeing. Art can be a Godsend.
Submitted by: Jacqui Blackman
Driver RFA 72 Brigade C Battery 15 Division
My grandfather who proudly severed in WW1 from 1914 - 1919 . He was in France for over 1 yr when he was wounded in one of the battles for the Somme on Aug 1916 then sent back to England. we are so proud of what he did for us all .
Submitted by: Glen Barker
Pte. 1716 B Coy 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
KIA 25th September 1915 at the Battle of Loos aged 23 years. Born 1 Peinchorran Braes Skye 11th November 1891 son of Donald and Mary Nicolson. No know grave but remembered on the Loos Memorial, Memorial Portree Skye & Persie & Glenshee Church tablets
Submitted by: William MacLean
Photo was taken on his wedding day just after he returned from his stint in North Africa from 1941-1943 before he was sent to Belgium where he received the injury that hospitalized him for the rest of the war. A brave man, always remembered. R.I.P
Submitted by: Carolyn Dilena
52138 L/Sgt. King's (Liverpool Regt) 19th Battalion B company
My greatuncle L/Sgt Herbert Henry Bushill was killed in the trenches at the Battle of Passchendale at Ypres on the 20/12/1917, aged 21. Whilst holding the line a rifle grenade fell into the trench and Herbert and three others were killed.
Submitted by: Stuart Kennard
Pte.235768 8th Btn. York and Lancaster Reg.
Born March 1882 Gateley, Great Ryburgh Fakenham Norfolk England. Died October 12th. 1917, Zonnebeke, West-Vlanderen, Belgium John Betts is commemorated on Stone 126 of the Tyne Cot Memorial. My hero great uncle.
Submitted by: Kenneth Potter
16006, Lance Corporal
my great-great-uncle fought in world war 1 in the 10th Cameronians, originally from The Scottish Borders, he drafted while living in England, he was apart of the Battle of Loos where he was sadly killed in action.
Submitted by: Amie Blake
3302 C/SERGEANT, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consorts Own)
This is my grandfather who won a D.C.M. at Grootvlei, South Africa in 1900. He went on to fight in WW1 and retired in 1919 after 26 years in the army. He then became head steward at the army school of equitation in Weedon. He sadly died in 1934 (54)
Submitted by: Gary Brocklebank
Lance Corporal, Portsmouth Bat, R.M.L.I.
Picture is from the Coventry Herald of July 9th 1915.In honour of my great uncle who served in the Gallipoli campaign during WW1.He died of enteric fever on 27th June 1915 aged 28 in Alexandria and is buried in Chatby Military Cemetery, Egypt.
Submitted by: Joyce Hlatki
Second Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
My grandfather was captured by the Germans on November 18,1944 and held at Stalag 11b, Fallingbstel until his release on May 5,1945. He died in October 1972. I was very young but still feel a great love when I think of him. So many lost years.
Submitted by: Gillian Buergin