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Private Arthur Hutchinson

Arthur Hutchinson Private, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 2nd/6th Bn. Service number 4979. [caption id="attachment_8879" align="alignnone" width="300"] The Hutchinson family grave at Haworth Cemetery on Penistone Hill, Haworth.[/caption] Early life: Arthur was born on the 15th April 1895 at Cross Roads and baptised at St. John's Church at Ingrow, with the baptismal record also…
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Lance Corporal Michael Degnan

Lance Corporal Michael Degnan. 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. Service number 10781. Early life: Michael was born in Darlington, County Durham in 1896. His parents were Patrick and Margaret Degnan and they were living at 7, Bowes Street, St. Hilda, Darlington at that time. In the 1901 census Patrick was employed as…
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Second Lieutenant Thomas Dixon Stocks

Second Lieutenant Thomas Dixon Stocks 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment. [caption id="attachment_8786" align="alignleft" width="248"] Second Lieutenant Thomas Dixon Stocks, from the Keighlian Magazine of Keighley Boys Grammar School[/caption] Early life: Thomas was born in Bingley (registered in Keighley) on 15th April 1896. He was the son of James Isaac, and Emily Stocks,…
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Sergeant Rowland Hill

Sergeant Rowland Hill, 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's(West Riding) Regiment. Service number 3205. [caption id="attachment_8770" align="alignleft" width="247"] Sergeant Rowland Hill, from the Keighlian Magazine archives.[/caption] Early life: Rowland was born in Lothersdale in 1896 and he was baptised at Lothersdale Parish Church on 3rd May. The son of Joseph and Ethel Hill. His father was…
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Private Joseph Thomas Midgley Robinson

Joseph Thomas Midgley (Robinson) Private, Wellington Infantry Battalion. Service number 10/3379. [caption id="attachment_8657" align="alignnone" width="229"] Joseph Thomas Robinson Midgley[/caption] Early life: Joseph was born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire early in 1888, the son of Elizabeth Hannah Robinson. His mother married Joseph Midgley on December 23, 1891 and Joseph took the surname Midgley. [caption id="attachment_8673" align="alignleft" width="300"]…
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