Henry Gildea | Grave

PRIVATE S/8801 H. GILDEA Name: Henry Gildea Regiment & Unit/Ship: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 8th Bn. Date of Death: 9 April 1917 Age at Death: – Buried or commemorated at: MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY B. 23. France Awards: – Additional Info: – Service Record: View Record A high-resolution (non-watermarked) digital copy of this […]

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Edward John Didymus | Grave

PRIVATE G/53512 E. DIDYMUS Name: Edward John Didymus Regiment & Unit/Ship: Middlesex Regiment 8th Bn. Date of Death: 12 April 1918 Age at Death: – Buried or commemorated at: TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES I. AA. 12. France Awards: – Additional Info: – Service Record: View Record A high-resolution (non-watermarked) digital copy of this photograph can […]

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James William Revill | Grave

LANCE CORPORAL 108670 J. W. REVILL Name: James William Revill Regiment & Unit/Ship: Royal Engineers 104th Field Coy. Date of Death: 9 April 1917 Age at Death: – Buried or commemorated at: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY VI. C. 80. France Awards:   Additional Info: – Service Record: View Record A high-resolution (non-watermarked) digital copy of this […]

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Edward Thomas Mitchell | Grave

SERJEANT 58214 E. T. MITCHELL Name: Edward Thomas Mitchell Regiment & Unit/Ship: Royal Field Artillery 117th Bty. 26th Bde. Date of Death: 6 January 1916 Age at Death: – Buried or commemorated at: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY IV. G. 89. France Awards: – Additional Info: – Service Record: View Record A high-resolution (non-watermarked) digital copy of […]

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George Albert Littler | Grave

SERJEANT 9173 G. A. LITTLER Name: George Albert Littler Regiment & Unit/Ship: King’s Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Bn. Date of Death: 11 May 1915 Age at Death: 27 years old Buried or commemorated at: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY III. C. 27. France Awards: – Additional Info: Son of James and Ellen Littler, of 32, Kingston St., […]

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The Story of Jimmy Revill

THE STORY OF JIMMY REVILL Like many professional footballers, deprived of their chief source of earning a living and under pressure to serve their country in its time of crisis, Jimmy Revill enlisted in His Majesty’s forces during World War One. After serving in the army for just over a year, he was killed in […]

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Jimmy Speirs – A Hero of the Football and Battlefield

JIMMY SPEIRS - HERO OF THE FOOTBALL AND BATTLEFIELD In the ‘Official History of the Great War’, Brigadier-General J. E. Edmonds records that 244,897 British and Commonwealth soldiers became casualties during the Third Battle of Ypres. Among the dead was an FA Cup winning captain who played more than three hundred games as professional footballer before earning […]

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Leigh Richmond Roose – The Story of Football’s First Playboy

LEIGH RICHMOND ROOSE - FOOTBALL'S FIRST PLAYBOY Scholar. Goalkeeper. Playboy. Entertainer. Medic. Soldier. Hero. Leigh Richmond Roose was many things to many people over the course of his 38 years on Planet Earth. Killed on 7 October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, this proud Welshman was of course just one of millions who […]

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The Story of Sandy Turnbull – Manchester Football Hero

THE STORY OF SANDY TURNBULL - MANCHESTER FOOTBALL HERO The noise was deafening, incessant, vibrating through his whole body, making the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end, creating a nervous tension, a feeling surpassing all others. But this wasn’t a familiar arena such as Hyde Road or Ewood Park, nor was […]

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