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The Western Front Association rembers soldiers who served and died, from the Allies and Central Powers, during the First World War.

 

There will usually be a picture, though not always. There is a short personal biography: when and where they were born and what they did before the war, followed by their enlistment, training, and service.

 

All WW1 forces, all sides, on all fronts, east to west remembered as individual soldiers, nurses, labourers and others on the home front, their lives, service, their loss, burial and commemoration. 

 

Some can be more detailed than others. Included will be their final action or cause of death and their final resting place. 

 

Research by David O'Mara.

 

Readers are invited to add their comments and to submit ideas for people to feature.

6-jan-1915-ga-seckhamLt Gerald Adair Seckham (MiD), 2nd Bn East Lancashire Regiment.

He was gazetted 2/Lt in February 1912 and was promoted to lieutenant in South Africa in November of the same year. Born in Shortlands, Kent, he was 21 years old when he was killed in action whilst manning an advance trench near Neuve Chapelle. His mention in dispatches (Sir John French's dispatch of 31 May 1915) was for rescuing a wounded man whilst under fire six days before his death. He is buried in Cabaret-Rouge CWGC cemetery, Souchez.

6 January 1915

Research by David O'Mara, Paths of Glory 1914-18.

1-jan-1917-Georg-Huber

Soldat Georg Huber, 9 Kompanie, JR.26 (Infanterie Regt. F├╝rst Leopold von Anhalt-Dessau (1. Magdeburgisches) Nr.26). Part of the 14th Bde, 7th Division.

Georg was 34 years of age when he was killed just south of the La Bassee canal. Though not actively engaged in any action of note, there was much British raiding activity in the vicinity at this time. He has no known grave.

1 January 1917

Research by David O'Mara, Paths of Glory 1914-18.

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