Tuesday, 21 December 2010

9612 Pte Cyril E Cook, 5th Bn, Wilts Regt

9612 Private Cyril Edward Cook of the 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment was killed in action on Gallipoli on the 15th December 1915. Cyril was just seventeen years old, the son of Arthur Ernest and Florence Ethel Cook of 29 Park Road, Harringay, London. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Soldiers Died in The Great War notes that he was born in Barking and living in East Finchley when he joined up. He enlisted at Lambeth.

Cyril's birth was registered in the March quarter of 1899 and he appears on the 1901 census with his parents and two siblings living at 5 Park Hall Parade in Finchley. His army number dates to August 1914 which means that he was an early volunteer and probably no older than 16; one of Lord Kitchener's youngest recruits.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

18078 Pte Arthur Herdman, 13th Bn, DLI

Over a month after the Armistice had been declared, on the 14th December 1918, 18078 Private Arthur Herdman of the 13th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry died of wounds. He was born in Chester-Le-Street but according to Soldiers Died in The Great war was living in America when war was declared. He joined the DLI at Chester-Le-Street in September 1914.

Arthur was 21 years old, the son of James and Elizabeth Eleanor Herdman of 4 Stackyard, Great Lumley, Fence Houses, County Durham. He is buried in Premont British Cemetery in France.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

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38206 Pte Ernest Mayes, 12th Bn, West Yorks Regt

38206 Private Ernest Mayes of the 12th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment was killed in action on the 13th December 1918. He was born in Bradford and enlisted there. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that he was the son of Mr J Mayes of 19 Edmund Street, Valley Road, Shipley, Yorkshire. He is buried in Mory Abbey Military Cemetery at Mory near Arras.

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144018 Spr Arthur Fearnsides, RE

144018 Sapper Arthur Fearnsides of the Postal Section, Royal Engineers, died at home on the 12th December 1916. He was born in Bradford and was still living there when he enlisted. He joined up at London.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that Arthur was 40 years old, the husband of S E Fearnsides of 27 Lytton Road, Girlington, Bradford. He is buried in Bradford's Scholemoor Cemetery.

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19006 Spr Frank Callaway, RE

19006 Sapper Frank Callaway of the 24th Base Park Company, Royal Engineers died on the 11th December 1915. He was 25 years old, the son of Walter Henry and Elizabeth H Callaway of 121 Eastney Road, Eastney, Portsmouth. He probably died as a result of sickness and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

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2577 Rfm Stephen Dade, 2nd Bn, KRRC

2577 Rifleman Stephen Dade of the 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps, died on the 10th December 1914. He almost certainly died as a prisoner of war as he is buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery in Germany. His medal index card notes that he arrived in France on the 13th August 1914 whilst soldiers Died in the Great War records that he was born in Wakefield and enlisted at Leeds. If he was a regular soldier, his number indicates that he joined the KRRC in January 1900. He is almost certainly the same Stephen Dade whose birth was registered in the March quarter of 1886 which, in turn, suggests that he joined the KRRC as a boy soldier.


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9151 Pte Percy Swinn, 1st Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers

9151 Pte Percy Swinn of the 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers was killed in action on the 9th December 1914. He was 33 years old and a member of A Company. His number indicates that he joined the regiment in January or February 1903. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Swinn and the husband of Ada Emily Swinn of 5, Knight's Yard, Church Street, Lenton, Nottingham. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres.

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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

13811 Pte Henry L Duplock, 6th Bn, DCLI

13811 Private Henry Lewis Duplock of the 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry was killed in action on the 8th December 1915. He was born in London and living in West Croydon when he enlisted. His number indicates that he must have joined the regiment in September 1914 and he was almost certainly an original member of the 6th Battalion.

The CWGC records his first name as Harry and notes that at the time of his death he was 33 years old and serving with B Company. He was the "son of the late Harry Howell Duplock of Cripplegate, London and of Charlotte Duplock, now of 121, West Division St., Belding, Michigan, U.S.A. Native of Cripplegate, London, England." He is buried in White House Cemetery at St Jean-Les-Ypres.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

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Capt Denys Keppel Garnier, 2nd Bn, Gloucs Regt

Captain Denys Keppel Garnier of the 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment died of wounds on the 7th December 1916. He was 26 years old, the son of Caroline Henrietta Garnier of Chawton Conage, Alton, Hamshire, and the late Russell Montagu Garnier. He is buried in Struma Military Cemetery in Greece.

Captain Garnier was gazetted captain in the supplement to the London Gazette dated 18th October 1915. His medal index card notes that he arrived overseas in December 1914

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2nd Lt Charles G Sothers, 18th Middx Regt

Second Lieutenant Charles Gordon Sothers of the 18th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment died of wounds on the 6th December 1917. He was 32 years old, the husband of May Kathleen Sothers of 15, Paget Road, Stoke Newington, London. His name almost certainly appears on the imposing memorial in the library in Church Street, Stoke Newington and he is buried in Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery in Belgium.

Charles's medal index card shows that he originally arrived in France as a corporal with the 23rd London Regiment. His number was 5272, which indicates that he originally joined in May 1916, and he was later renumbered 702090. He was subsequently commissioned in the Middlesex Regiment.

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73567 Pte Thomas Harrison, 2nd Bn, RWF

Sixty-two British Army officers and men died on the 5th December 1918, and Thomas Harrison of Wigan was one of these men. He died of wounds whilst serving with the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery and was almost certainly a late entry - 1917 or 1918 - into the war.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

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Saturday, 4 December 2010

12294 Sgt Francis Carson, 9th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

12294 Sergeant Francis Carson of the 9th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) died of wounds on the 4th December 1915. He was 24 years old, the son of Mr. W. B. Carson, of 5, Waverley Place, Bothwell, Glasgow. He is buried in Maple Copse Cemetery.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

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6323 Pte John Gorman, 2nd Bn, Royal Irish Regt

6323 Private John Gorman of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment died of wounds on the 3rd December 1914. He is buried in Belgrade Cemetery, Namur.

John Gorman had originally joined the regiment in 1898 and he arrived in France on the 13th August 1914.

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Thursday, 2 December 2010

203894 Pte Henry Bagworth, 2nd Bn, Lincs Regt

203894 Private Henry Bagworth of the 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on the 2nd December 1917. He was 35 years old, the son of Richard William and Katherine Bagworth, and the husband of Minnie Bagworth of 10, Diamond Jubilee Cottages, Bank's Lane, Heckington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial .

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

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5388 Pte Joseph Hatswell, 1/4th Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers

5388 Private Joseph Hatswell of the 1/4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, died of wounds on the 1st December 1914. He had previously served with the Durham Light Infantry (number 32534). He was 22 years old, the son of Edmund Francis and Mary Ellen Hatswell of New Preston Street, Bradford, Yorkshire. He is buried in the St Sever Cemetery Extension in Rouen.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

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