Albert George Rose

Soldier
Albert Rose was wounded during WW1 losing part of two fingers. He was discharged back to the UK. Possibly as a result of the war he eventually...
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Alexander Harvey

Private
On the 3rd September 1917 a '5 foot 1', 18 year old Alexander enlisted with the Royal Scots Fusiliers, in his hometown of Glasgow.
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Arthur Henry Dixon

Private
Henry Dixon was a survivor of the sinking of the SS Empress of Ireland near Sainte Luce-sur-mer in May 1914. Of the 1477 on board 1012 perished...
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Arthur William Young

Corporal
When war broke out in 1914 an 18 year old Arthur went to Chelmsford and joined his local regiment the Essex Regiment 9th Battalion.
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Bernard Crowley

2nd Lieutenant
A man who saw action in both the First and Second World Wars. In 1914 he was sent to the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign but survived. In 1939 he was...
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Charles Frederick Hammerton

Ground crew
Charles Hammerton served in the Royal Naval Air Service. He was severely wounded in the leg during an evening bomb attack on the R.N.A.S seaplane...
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Charles William Jarvis

Driver/Gunner
He was a soldier trained in the management and use of horses. The six horses drawing the gun or wagon were ridden by 3 drivers, all on the nearside..
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Frank Bowler

2nd Lieutenant
Born in 1898, Frank Bowler began his training for the Royal Flying Corps on April 20th 1918.
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Frederick Percival Sacker

Stoker
Frederick percival Sacker left home on May 5th 1906 at the age of 16 and joined the Royal West Kent Militia-he falsified his age saying he was 18!
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Frederick William Danckwardt

Dispatch Rider
He was born in Davenport. I know he was motor cycle despatch rider, but I am not certain of the branch of the army. Perhaps it was in the Royal Engine
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George Henry Bevan

Ground Crew

George was 27 by the start of the war and perhaps due to his age he was able to join the prestigious Royal Flying Corps. During his career Mr Bevan …

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Henry Madott

Officer Cadet
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John George Charlton (Jonty)

Soldier
John George Charlton known as Jonty survived a gas attack during the Great War and also served at Hill 60. During his time in France he received...
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Leslie W. H. Bowler

Platoon Commander
Leslie Bowler received two military crosses. Click to read more about his incredible service.
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Major R.C. Seymour Aitken T.D.,C.A.,

Rifleman
R C Seymour Aitken served in Palestine at the beginning of WW1. At some point of time he was transferred to France. Major R C Seymour Aitken...
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Mary Ann James

Farm hand
Mary Ann was born in rural Essex in 1892 in the parish of Langham Essex.
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Sidney Wright

Rifleman
Sidney joined up on 9th September 1914 aged 22 as a Rifleman with the Post Office Riffles.
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Stanley George Little

Lance Corporal
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Thomas Johnson

Private
Thomas Johnson, the son of a farmer, in the early years of his life became very attached to horses. Once old enough to take part in the the Great War,
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William Frederick Tindley

Sniper
William was killed in action on the first day of the Somme offensive after attempting to draw away enemy fire in a diversionary attack.
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