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Claude Colleer Abbot

Claude Colleer Abbott 17 April 1889-17 September 1971 Born in Bloomfield Essex in 1889, Abbott was the son of a Pork butcher. He had three siblings, two from his father’s first marriage and one, Harold, from his father’s second marriage. In 1911 C … Continue reading

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Peter Brown of Snape, North Yorkshire

Chauffeur to Sir William Gray of Thorp Perrow Peter Brown was born on 26 November 1878 at Piper Hall, Burton on Ure, Masham.  His parents were Mary and William Brown, Farmer’s Hind at Gebdykes, Masham. Peter started out as a … Continue reading

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Clements Hall History Group, York filming at the North Yorkshire County Record Office

The Clements Hall History Group are running a Heritage Lottery Funded Project:      Impact and Legacy of the First World War on our Neighbourhood.  https://clementshallhistorygroup.wordpress.com/ One of the themes Clements Hall is interested in is conscription and the individual appeals against it. On Thursday … Continue reading

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James Smith Black: CO Whitby

James Smith Black was born on 4 June 1878 in Brechin, Scotland. At the outbreak of the First World War, he was living at 3 Broomfield Terrace in Whitby and was married to Meggie Hebron; they had three children: William … Continue reading

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Grounds for Appeal: The North Riding Appeal Tribunal Papers 1916-1918

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