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  • Walter James Armstrong is featured in the Midland Counties Express on 6 January 1917, although there is little further information on him.
  • astleThere is a report on William Leslie Astle in the Midland Counties Express on 6 January 1917, including this photograph. This has the additional information that he attended St John’s School for eight years without a single late or absent mark recorded against him. He had worked for the Midland Counties Express as well as for the Express & Star for two years. He then decided to become a teacher and was articled to the Wolverhampton Education Committee, getting a job as assistant master at Walsall Street Council School. A well-known footballer, he was at one time captain of the Old Church Club in Wolverhampton.
  • There is an article on William Johnson Barnett in the Midland Counties Express on 6 January 1917. This includes the additional information that he enlisted in the King’s Own Scottish Borderers on 26 January 1915, and that he had only just gained his stripe two days before he was killed. He was educated at Red Cross Street Schools, and later worked at the offices of the Pearl Life Assurance Company in Princess Street for 14 years.
  • Archibald Darby’s prisoner of war records show that he was captured on 10 April 1918 at Messines, when he was wounded on his left leg. His date of birth was given as 14 September 1895, in Wolverhampton
  • daviesHoward Raymond Davies’ address in 1911 was 39 Tettenhall Road, together with his parents, Frank and Bertha, brother Frank Conrad and sister Norah Gwendoline. Among his military records at the National Archives are his flying certificate, taken on a Maurice Farman Biplane at Military School, Ruislip on 29 July 1916, and this accompanying photograph
  • An article on Joseph T. Glaze appeared in the Midland Counties Express on 6 January 1917. This includes the additional information that his father had been killed in an accident at Wolverhampton Gas Works nearly twenty years earlier. He attended St Andrew’s School and later became a shop assistant at various branches of the Maypole Company and Masons.
  • Frank Lineker, of 101 Willenhall Road, appeared in the Express & Star on 9 September 1914 among a list of men who had signified their willingness to join the army.
  • The UK Army Registers of Soldiers Effects gives William Smith’s widow’s first name as Blanche. The 1911 census lists William as single, but there are no William Smith marriages to a Blanche in Wolverhampton between 1911 and his death in 1917. However, there is a marriage to a Blanche L. A. Payne in Walsall registered in June 1914, so this is probably the most likely option.
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