There are Four new research pages this week in WW1 Lives, three junior officers in Infantry units and a Private in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Click on the Description Heading to find out more on them.
Philip Amyas Vaile (22), a 2nd Lieutenant in the London Regiment. Following injury at the Front Line in Flanders, he thought he was safe training others to fight.
John Henry Willis
John Willis was a British born soldier from Portsmouth who had gone to Canada to find a new life. At the start of the Great War, he answered the call to arms and joined the 24th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Quebec Regiment) as a Private. To find out more about his life click on the photo title.
Havelock Arthur Terence Plunkett, a young 19 year old Lieutenant, born and brought up in India, who joined the the 2nd Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) and who faced strong Turkish forces in Iraq.
A Pill-Box in France
George Stewart Duncan (26) a 2nd Lieutenant, in the 6th Gordon Highlanders. A farmers son from Banffshire, who along with others, sought shelter from the artillery in a Pill-box.