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Wednesday Miscellany: Pacifist nightmares, a sad funny page, and a widowed dancer

Judge magazine has been running a series called “The Nightmares of a Pacifist,” featuring conscientious objector Willie Bonehead, whose guilty subconscious places him in a series of horrific scenarios. 196 more words


Smith, Thomas J L. Died 21st Mar 1918

Thomas J L SMITH, having such a common surname, and probably having moved from some distance to work at British Thompson Houston (BTH) in Rugby, has not been specifically identified, although some parts of his life and his military career can be followed briefly in the records. 1,589 more words


Reeve, Frank Basham. Died 21st Mar 1918

Frank Basham REEVE was born in early 1888 in Rugby, and baptised on 31 March 1888 at St. Andrew’s church, Rugby.   He was the son of William (b.c 1848) and Caroline née Ince (b.c.1847) Reeve who had been born in Frankton, Warwickshire and in Essex respectively. 2,535 more words


Horsley, Horace V. Died 21st Mar 1918

For some time it was uncertain who exactly ‘HORSLEY W H’ on the Rugby Memorial Gates might have been, and considerable research was undertaken initially into a William Henry HORSLEY who was born in about 1897, in Brownhills, Staffordshire, but had family roots in Ryton-on-Dunsmore… 1,559 more words


Hardman, Charles Henry. Died 21st Mar 1918.

Charles Henry Hardman was born in Rugby in 1892. He was baptised on 13th Mar 1892 at Bilton Church.   He was the eldest child of James Hardman and Elizabeth née Giles who were married at St Matthews on 19th Oct 1890. 273 more words


Wythnos/week 187: 1-7 Mawrth/March 1918

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 Ceir dwy erthygl yn y papurau newydd am y diweddar Brif Stiward E. Garbett Jones, a fu farw pan ddrylliwyd ei long gan dorpido, ac fe gynhelir gwasanaeth er cof amdano yn Eglwys y Plwyf yn Llechryd. 750 more words

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Haggar, William Muston. Died 21st Mar 1918

William Muston HAGGAR, was born in Rugby in about June 1890, the sixth child of James Haggar (b.c.1860 – 1928) a railway fireman born in Stafford and Hannah Maria, née Leeson, Haggar (b.c.1860 Rugby – 1949). 1,565 more words