Category Archives: Old Contemptibles

James Birdsall

Private James Birdsall. 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. Service number 10541. Later 4601783. James was born on 24th February 1894, the youngest of William and Isabella Birdsall’s four children. His birth was registered at Keighley in the first quarter of that year. In 1901 he was six years old and living at…
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Captain Baker

Private Captain Baker, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales' Own West Yorkshire Regiment. Service no. 7100. Later served as a driver with the Army Service Corps, no. 50718 and later, 288601. [caption id="attachment_5032" align="alignnone" width="194"] Private Captain Baker.[/caption] Captain Baker was born in Barnard Castle on December 22nd, 1884, the fourth child of Edward and Emma…
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