This Weeks New Research

The Four new research pages this week in WW1 Lives are, an Aberdeen born Private in the Artist’s Rifles, a London born soldier in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, a Leeds born soldier in the East Yorkshire Regiment and a Tomintoul born soldier in the Gordon Highlanders. Click on the Description Headings to discover more on their lives.

Kirkmichael Memorial Plaque – © Vincent Stuart

Military Tribunal

Benjamin Marshall was born at Tomintoul, Banffshire in 1895. From a young age, he was resident with his grandmother. In 1916, he was obliged to join the military and was to join the 7th Gordon Highlanders. To find out more of his story click the above heading.

Alexander Larg from the Aberdeen University Roll of Service.

Artist’s Rifles

Alexander Larg was born at Old Machar, Aberdeen in 1891. His father was a music seller. A former student of languages at Aberdeen University, he was to go on and join the Artist’s Rifles and later teach languages in London. To find out more about his story click on the above heading.

Henry George Maycock

Cameron House

Henry George Maycock, was born in Chiswick, London in 1893. He was to move to Barry, Glamorgan sometime after 1901 where he was a long term member of the Territorials and worked in a butchers shop. At the outbreak of the war he was to spend some time instructing at the Base Depot. To find out more about his story, click the above heading.

Caterpillar Valley Cemetery where Thomas Harrison is buried – ©CWGC

Coal Hewer

Thomas Harrison was born at Leeds to a Coal Miner father. He joined the East Yorkshire Regiment shortly after the commencement of WW1 and was moved to the Western Front around September of 1915. In November 1916, while his unit was engaged in defensive duties near, Bapaume he was killed, leaving a widow and five children. To find out more about his story click on the above heading.

Published by The Moon's a Balloon

I am based in the north of Scotland in the small village of Aberlour. Having served in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in the 1980's, I have a keen interest in military history, in particular the stories of those who served. I was a remote volunteer for the Imperial War Museum website www.livesofthefirstworldwar.org, however that centenary project has now finished and I felt the need to continue with my research and hopefully it will be of interest to others.

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