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  • Christine Arnothy

    Date of Birth: 20/11/1930
    Date Of Death: 06/10/2015
    Location: France
    Profession: Writer

    Christine Arnothy (20 November 1930 – 6 October 2015) was a Budapest-born French writer. She has written numerous books, including J'ai quinze ans et je ne veux pas mourir (1955) (I am Fifteen and I Do Not Want to Die). She married Claude Bellanger (1909–1978). J'ai quinze ans et je ne veux pas mourir is based on her diary, which recorded her experience as a teenager during the 1945 siege of Budapest. She fled Hungary with her parents. When she arrived in France, her diary was the only possession she still had. The book was reviewed in Harper's Magazine in 1956. It received good reviews also from The Daily Express, The New York Times, Herald Tribune, San Francisco Examiner, Chicago Sunday Tribune and The Times. She later published a sequel, It Is Not So Easy to Live, a second part which does not come from her journal but from her memory; she chronicles her escape via Vienna to Paris, where she eventually settled and married. She also wrote several detective stories under the pseudonym William Dickinson, among other books.

  • Jack Brizendine

    Date of Birth: 08/01/1944
    Date Of Death: 30/11/2015
    Location: Lincoln, California, USA
    Profession: Quarter Horse trainer

    Jack David Brizendine was an American horseman and professional trainer of American Quarter Horses, most notable for having earned 7 world champion titles in 3 different breed associations, and also for having trained or sold 22 world champions. A member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Brizendine began his horse show career competing in stock horse competitions and arena performance events including working cow horse, reining, western riding and western pleasure. He trained horses on his ranch in Lincoln in Northern California. Jack Brizendine's participation in AQHA events began in 1971, although he did show in other breed association competitions. Brizendine's specialty was halter horse competition for which he earned several AQHA World Champion titles, most notably for My Tru Luv, Classic Edition, and Interception. He was also a Quarter Horse breeder, and trained and exhibited horses in various disciplines including working cow horse, reining, western riding and western pleasure. He was a member of Team Wrangler, an educational outreach program focused on the horse industry; a cooperative endeavor between Wrangler and AQHA. AQHA's exhibitor point records, which began in 1994, show Brizendine with an all-time point total of 9,830 and 7,150 wins. In 2014, he was presented with a lifetime achievement award presented by the AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Council. On November 30, 2015 Jack Brizendine died in Rocklin, California after a three-year battle with lung cancer.

  • Nina Hole

    Date of Birth: 20 February 1941
    Date Of Death: 21 February 2016
    Location: Orslev, Denmark
    Profession: Sculptor

    Hole studied at the Art and Craft School, Copenhagen, and Fredonia State College, New York. She was a founding member of Clay Today, a cooperative which organized an international symposium at the Tommerup Brickyard Studio in Funen, Denmark, in 1990. Hole was a primary force behind the establishment of the CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art, Denmark, which opened in Middelfart in 1994, where she also served for a time on the museum board. In 1997, Hole's energy and intelligence helped to create the International Ceramics Research Center – Guldagergaard, in Skælskør Denmark. Known for her fiery enthusiasm for clay, creation, and community, Hole first gained recognition for a series of enormous burning works that she called "Fire Sculptures." Hole wrote of these works, which synthesized aspects of ceramics and performance: "I have developed a concept of constructing large outdoor sculptures that include all the elements: the burning, the structural surface, the form, controlling the fire, and change From the outset of her training, Hole felt that ceramics pedagogy in Denmark was too rigid. She bridled against rules dictating acceptable notions of form and surface. Hole's desire to push her work beyond convention made her open to experiencing new cultures. She came to the United States in the 1970s and found a sense of connection with the open-mindedness of the American ceramics scene of that era, wherein experimentation with material, process, and form was encouraged. The decade she spent in the U.S. led Hole to recognize more vividly the deeply embedded roles of memory, native culture, and terrain in her artistic ambition. Particularly embedded for her was the interrelationship in Denmark of the tower structures of old churches with the natural landscape. Explorations of tensions and harmony between nature and the built environment remained central to the evolution of imagery in many of her Fire Sculptures. Hole often worked with the help of community members and workshop volunteers. She integrated kiln and sculpture into a single structure incorporating a firebox beneath the work. Hole's first Fire Sculpture, The House of the Rising Sun, was built on Janet Mansfield's farm in Gulgong, Australia, in 1994. Hole's initial collaboration in Fire Sculpture research occurred with a fellow artist, Jørgen Hansen. Another important collaboration included her work with the American artist and kiln designer Fred Olsen. Hole's technical breakthroughs grew out of experimentation with construction techniques and materials. This included use of insulating fiber blankets that became accessible to artists following research into the design of high-tech furnaces and the needs of the space industry. Like the California artist John Roloff, who began to create site-specific fired-earth works in the mid-1980s, Hole used fiber blankets to integrate the firing process in the creation of new works. Hole used fiber to envelop large ceramic sculptures constructed in the landscape using a system of baffle-like structures throughout her monolithic forms. Hole's work ultimately influenced thousands both by its public nature as event and spectacle, and also through her enduring zeal for travel, teaching, and collective creativity. read more

  • Felix Pirani

    Date of Birth: 02/02/1928
    Date Of Death: 31/12/2015
    Location: London, United Kingdom
    Profession: Physicist

    Felix Pirani, who died aged 87, was a mathematical physicist whose research into Einstein’s theory of relativity included outstanding work on gravitational waves; he was also a populariser, an author of fiction for children, a political activist, and, in retirement, a sculptor and mosaicist. Felix Arnold Edward Pirani was born in Britain on February 2 1928, although evacuation to Canada during the Second World War left him with a pronounced Canadian accent. After taking degrees at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto and a DSc at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, he took his PhD in Physics at Cambridge University in 1956. After a short period at the Dublin Institute of Advanced Study, he was appointed to a lectureship at King’s College London, where he spent the key part of his career as a mathematical physicist. At King’s he joined a team headed by Hermann Bondi, famous for the “steady state” theory of the universe. Under first Bondi and then Pirani, King’s became a major centre for relativity research, and produced a series of papers establishing that relativity predicts the existence of gravitational waves. Experimentalists have been hunting these waves ever since, with many predicting that direct detection by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, a US-based physics experiment, is now imminent. When Bondi suddenly left Kings in 1967 to become head of the European Space Agency (and later chief scientific officer to the Ministry of Defence) Pirani became professor of applied mathematics in his place, taking forward his work on gravitational waves and also on the so-called Petrov classification, at which he was said to have worked ferociously for 14 hours a day for a long period. According to the theory of relativity there is a sense in which the “pull” of gravity which we feel is not real. Instead what is real is the variation in the strength of gravity over short distances, expressed by a certain mathematical object. Independently of Petrov, Pirani showed that this object could be classified in certain ways, and that this classification was key to mathematical and physical understanding of gravity. Pirani inherited about a dozen research students, an extraordinary load for a new professor. A visitor to his room in the late 1960s might find him simultaneously conducting a technical discussion with one visitor, writing on a blackboard, organising a series of seminars in London or Cambridge with one secretary and dictating departmental business with another. A man of strong Leftist views, Pirani supported the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science, joined the Left Scientists’ Group and was a member of CND. In his last months he was delighted by the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party. As early as 1960 he had revised a popular book, The ABC of Relativity by Bertrand Russell, and after his retirement in 1983 he emerged as a prolific author; his L’Astronomie sans aspirine was one of his more popular publications. He also wrote several books for read more

  • James Allen Ward

    Date of Birth: 14/06/1919
    Date Of Death: 15/09/1941
    Location: Wanganui, New Zealand
    Profession: Soldier
    Burial Location: Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg, Germany

    Ward was born in Wanganui, where he attended Wanganui Technical College. He trained as a teacher at the Wellington College of Education in 1938, and taught until enlisting in the Royal New Zealand Air Force on 2 July 1940. He trained as a pilot at Taieri and Wigram with Fraser Barron, who went on to become a renowned bomber pilot during the war. Barron and Ward sailed together on the Aorangi in January 1941 and were both stationed at 20 OTU Lossiemouth, in Scotland. Ward was a 22-year-old sergeant pilot with No. 75 (NZ) Squadron when he carried out the action for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross . He was co-pilot on a Vickers Wellington bomber flying out of RAF Feltwell in Norfolk, United Kingdom. On 7 July 1941 after an attack on Münster, Germany, the Wellington in which Sergeant Ward was second pilot was attacked by a German Bf 110 night fighter. The attack opened a fuel tank in the starboard wing and caused a fire at the rear of the starboard engine. The skipper of the aircraft told him to try to put out the fire. Sergeant Ward crawled out through the narrow astrodome on the end of a rope initially reported as being taken from the aircraft's emergency dinghy, but actually from an engine cover. He kicked or tore holes in the aircraft's fabric with a fire axe to give himself hand- and foot-holes. By this means he reached the engine and attempted to smother the flames with a canvas cover. Although the fuel continued to leak, with the fire out the plane was now safe. His crawl back over the wing, in which he had previously torn holes, was more dangerous than the outward journey but he managed with the help of the aircraft's navigator. Instead of the crew having to bail out, the aircraft made an emergency landing at Newmarket, United Kingdom. In the summer of 1941, Sergeant Ward was summoned to 10 Downing Street by Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The shy New Zealander was struck dumb with awe by the experience and was unable to answer the Prime Minister's questions. Churchill regarded the reluctant hero with some compassion. "You must feel very humble and awkward in my presence," he said. "Yes, sir," managed Ward. "Then you can imagine how humble and awkward I feel in yours," said Churchill. James Ward was killed in action on 15 September 1941, when his Wellington bomber was hit by flak over Hamburg, caught fire and crashed. Only two of the five crew survived. It was Ward's 11th sortie, and his 5th as crew captain. He is buried in the Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery Ohlsdorf in Hamburg. On 14 May 2011, the community centre at RAF Feltwell was dedicated in his honour.

  • Philip John Gardner

    Date of Birth: 18 November 1914
    Date Of Death: 16 February 2003
    Location: Sydenham, London, United Kingdom
    Profession: Soldier
    Burial Location: Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom

    Philip John ("Pip") Gardner VC MC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was educated at Dulwich College between 1928 and 1932. Gardner was 26 years old, and an acting Captain in the 4th Royal Tank Regiment, attached to the 70th Infantry Division during the Second World War's Siege of Tobruk. During Operation Crusader, an attempt by the Eighth Army to life the siege, the following deed took place for which Gardner was the Victoria Cross. On 23 November 1941 at Tobruk, Libya, Captain Gardner was ordered to take two tanks to the rescue of two armoured cars of the King's Dragoon Guards, which were out of action and under heavy attack. While one of his tanks gave covering fire the captain dismounted from the other in the face of heavy fire, hitched a tow rope to one of the cars, then lifted into it an officer, both of whose legs had been blown off. The tow rope broke, so Captain Gardner returned to the armoured car, but was immediately wounded in the neck, arm and leg. Despite this he managed to transfer the wounded man to the second tank and returned to British lines through intense shell-fire. Following the Battle of Gazala, he was captured and became a POW for the remainder of the war. His VC is on display at the Imperial War Museum in London.

  • Joseph Nicholas Edmondson

    Date of Birth: 20/02/1917
    Date Of Death: 17/10/1990
    Maiden Name: Edmondson
    Location: Birmingham
    Profession: Business owner and Soldier in the War
    Burial Location: Birmingham

    I didn't meet my Grandad, but I know a lot about him. He was born in Birmingham in 1917, 5 years after the Titanic sank, and a year before World War 1 ended. He was born to parents who ran the Guildford Pub in Birmingham. He became a Fireman before he was asked to become a Royal Engineer in World War 2. The war took him all over Europe and Africa including places like Oran (Dec 1942), Algiers (Dec 1942), Tunisia (May 1943), Porta Gusta (Jan 1944), Rome (July 1944), Rimini (Oct 1944), Ravena (March 1945), Venice (May & Aug 1945), Portschach in Austria (May & Nov 1945) and home for good in March 1946. We know all this because my Grandad wrote a diary about his adventures in the War. He liked being in the Royal Engineers because they built bridges before the main army got to the sites. When Grandad came home, he worked for my Nan's Dad, Mr Reeves, who ran a jewellery business in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham and then ran his own Newsagents in Walsall, Birmingham. I would really like to visit the places that my Grandad went to in the war, and I am sure he would like to come with me. He told my Mum lots of stories about his travels e.g. how Pompeii brought Romans to life, and how beautiful St Marks Square was in Venice. I would have loved to have met him and he would have really enjoyed to revisit those places with me. I am very proud of my Grandad. When he was Austria he skied and we understand that he brought he skis' back and sold them for £16 which in those days was a lot of money. It sounds like he had a lot of fun. I also read that he swam in the Lido in Venice and was a keen cricketer. I am lucky enough to have his medals from the war for his posts in Africa and Italy and I posted a picture which everyone can see. I am so pleased that I have been able to post this memorial as I am really proud of my Grandad.

  • Alan Green

    Date of Birth: 6/2/1915
    Date Of Death: 18/11/1998
    Maiden Name: Betty Green
    Location: Salsbury
    Profession: RAF Pilot
    Burial Location: Morgans vale church

    Youngest of the six offspring of Kate and Worthy Green and being the youngest seemed to encourage naughtiness and juvenile trouble making for his elder siblings. After an altercation down Slab Lane with his elder brothers (Don and Phil) he would not start blubbing until arrival back at Ferndown so as to cause a parental enquiry into what might have happened. According to his oldest sister (Doris/Doll) he was in the habit of leaving his opened moneybox in a prominent position as family and visitors processed through a rear bedroom to use the bathroom facilities. It was also great source of amusement that this man, who became a pillar of local society as headmaster of Highbury Secondary Modern School in Salisbury, was also for a short time a member of the ‘Remove’ at Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School where he was educated in common with many subsequent male members of the Green clan. He later graduated in Economics from St. Luke’s College Exeter, which in those days was an outpost of London University and became a qualified teacher. He volunteered to join the RAF at the start of the war and I recall him saying that the local Education Officer almost saluted him for this act of patriotism. So he spent six years patrolling the waters of the Atlantic as a gunner and navigator in Coastal Command. Or as he put it in later years, ‘grinning at death’ although he was never shot down. During the war years (1941) he married Betty Jones Ryan (qv) whom he had first come across when her parents ran the grocery store just up the lane from Ferndown which later was owned and run by H J Day. The first of four sons (RG) was born in 1943. Soccer was also an object of sporting interest Alan Green himself turned out for the Woodfalls village team and was a season ticket holder at the Dell the then home of Southampton FC (The Saints). Another favourite activity was visiting air shows presumably from the experience of six years flying with the RAF. Apart from the major show at Farnborough each year, there was a display each September at Thruxton airfield near Andover. Father revelled in the aerial acrobatics particularly of the modern jet aircraft but for us kids it was quite frightening as these roaring behemoths came in low over the crowd; a kind of Battle of Britain re-enactment society; revised and modernised version. The stuffing went out of father when his wife died in April 1996 after nearly fifty-five years of marriage. He carried on at the Maples for another two and half years where Stephen lived with him for some of that time. Both parents died at home. During the last two years or so father was now free from wifely diet control. Sara observed not long after Betty’s funeral rites that he could have choice Salisbury sausages made by David Brown of Catherine Street whenever he pleased.’Yes,’he agreed, ’I’ve already had some twice.’

  • Wanda Zahorski

    Date of Birth: 15th May 1921
    Date Of Death: 8th March 2012
    Maiden Name: Wanda Bernacki
    Location: Boston, England
    Profession: French spy ,Theatre Nurse
    Burial Location: Boston ,Linconshire

    This was my great grannys best friend Born in the village of Montois la Montagne in Lorraine, Wanda was the second child of a Polish family. She was educated at the local convent when the German army re-occupied the region in June 1940. Wanda was 19 in October 1940 when Sister Helene of the convent of St Nicholas asked her to work for the escape line she had established. Sister Helene needed a dependable helper for escapies and hide them until the next leg of their journey. Wanda's only contacts in the organisation were Sister Helene. This was to prevent her arrest by the Gestapo. Sister Helene had approximately 80 people working for her ,70 were arrested and shot. Between October 1940 and August 1942 Wanda was responsible for the safe passage of 487 escaped prisoners of war. Sister Helene was the first to fall under suspicion. In March 1942 she was betrayed so she had to leave the district. Wanda helped her to reach Lyon in France using the route she had sent so many others. Much of the journey was by train which was dangerous because of the German check points. Sister Helene was disguised in a blonde wig,civilian clothes and makeup. Wanda lead the way through the woods to a local bus station from there they travelled to Montois la Montagne to spend the night with Wandas parents before Sister Helene took the train to Nancy. She reached St Josephs hospital in Lyon. Wanda often saw Sister Helene over the next six months until she died of disease in November 1944. In June 1946 the body of Sister Helene was bought with great fanfair in Metz where more than 100,000 people came for 2 days to honor her. In August 1942 when Wanda was betrayed she managed to escape from the back door of the family house while her mother detained the Gestapo at the front door. She used the same route that she had used to rescue Sister Helene. Wanda worked for a while with the Resistance in Lyon but after Germany occupied France in December 1942 she managed to escape to England and join the Free Poilsh Army in Scotland. Here she trained as a theatre nurse and met her husband a Polish surgeon ,Edward Zahorski. After the war they settled in Boston Lincolnshire and as Wanda had cut all ties with France she didn't find out until 1968 that she had been awarded the Croix de Guerre for her war time services.In 1975 she was also awarded the Medaille des Passeur and the Cross for exceptional services to humanity. As a result of a campaign by her friends Wanda was appointed a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in 2005 ,when she was 84. My Great granny described as an absolute hoot and I can imagin why as she must have had so many stories to tell!. By Emily Highams

  • Mohammed Yonas Sawal

    Date of Birth: 12/12/1930
    Date Of Death: 22/12/2015
    Location: Leagrave Bedfordshire
    Profession: Bus conductor /Security Guard
    Burial Location: the Vale cemetry and crematorium, LU2 Luton South Beds. UK

    my wonderful Dad: Mohammed.Yonas.Sawal (better known as M.Y.Sawal) was born in crouch end London.N.8 UK in December 1930 after his parents (Ghulam Jilani and Sarah Myr Sawal) moved there with their four other children in 1922 from N.W.Frontier province Pakistan however in May 1935 they all returned to Pakistan where his father a fur carpet trader continued his profession his mother was a housewife/charity(Muslim Aid) worker his youngest brother Yacoub was born in August 1935 in 1964 he married a beautiful young lady (my mother Parveen Hussein b.1947) . Sadly in 1966 his mother (Sarah) died suddenly of heart attack and two years later his father (Ghulam) died in 1968 from type.1 diabetes. Shortly afterwards his father's home was sold and he moved to London (Kensal Rise, then later to Neasden Lane North) with his family after working at the Willesden bus garage for 17 years he then spent a short career as a security guard early in 2003 he moved/retired to Leagrave(Luton North) Beds,UK after spending more than 30 years in the Neasden village area of London and spent the rest of his life in south Bedfordshire he sadly and suddenly passed away at 2 pm on the 22nd December 2015 just ten days after his 85th birthday due to complications from type 2 diabetes and dehydration from diarrhoea he was laid to rest on 24th December 2015 at the Vale Crematorium Butterfield Road Stopsley Green Luton( south) Beds,UK he is survived by his four children, his wife (Parveen) his younger sister (Razia) and his two grandchildren ( Hasan and Ibrahim) he is fondly remembered for his humour boldness being a wonderful Dad and Husband and will be sadly/sorely missed by all family and friends. Raheem Wa Barokutah (god bless) Dad. xxxxxx

  • Sheila Powell

    Date of Birth: 26/09/1939
    Date Of Death: 17/04/14
    Maiden Name: Maynard
    Location: Lower early, reading
    Profession: Cook
    Burial Location: Reading

    Sheila Maynard was born in Wokingham on the 26th of September 1939, just 3 weeks after WWII began. Sheila had two older siblings, Bernard and Edna M. Her parents were called Dorothy and Thomas. Thomas was a builder and Dorothy was a shop assistant. Sheila grew up on Waterloo road, Wokingham and She attended St Crispins school which had been newly opened the year she joined. As a child Sheila and her family kept a pig in there back garden. They had a large back garden where they would grow there own food. As Sheila was born during the war she could remember hiding under the table when the air raid siren sounded. At the age of 18 she married Patrick tidy who was on national service in the Air Force. Sheila went on to have 4 children; Kevan, Sharon, Stephen, and Pauline (my mum). After getting a divorce with Patrick Tidy, Sheila married Joe Powell in 1993. In 2001 Joe sadly pasted away after spending 14 years together. Sheila moved to lower early where she worked voluntary as a cook at the resource centre. Sheila loved to work here and made lots of friends there. She always enjoyed helping those less fortunate than herself. One of Sheila's favourite things to do was to go to the country club to dance and listen to country and western music. She would also Spend hours in the garden digging up weeds and potting flowers. Sheila loved her garden ornaments! Since she was a young girl Sheila always wanted to see the Disney castle. When she was in her 60's she went to Disney world, Florida. When she drew back the curtains of her hotel room she had a clear and direct view of the Disney castle. This was one of her most magical moments which made her get very emotional. Sheila had 7 grand children and 2 great grand children. After a short illness Sheila passed away in April 2014. Sheila will be remembered as a loving, caring and a jolly person.

  • Henry Bertie Baker

    Date of Birth: 1885
    Date Of Death: 27.08.1917
    Location: Beck House near Frezenberg, Belgium
    Profession: Private (Soldier) Labourer, Employee of Leamington Town Corporation
    Burial Location: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3 ( picture of Lucy GGG-Daughter at grave taken 2008)

    Henry Bertie Baker also known as Bertie, was born to parents; Henry Joseph Baker and Dinah (nee Hewens) in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. He was the eldest son ( pictured on the knee of Dinah in 1886), he had 4 sisters: Alice Eliza H b.1880, Rose b.1881, Susannah Dinah b.1884 all pictured,and then,Lilly Eliza b.1889, and one brother: Frederick Arthur.b.1888. According to the 1891 census, the parents and siblings of Bertie were living in 38 Comyn Street, Leamington Spa. Also next door no.36, lived Bertie's grandfather Joseph b.1823 & wife Susannah Baker, Bertie's grandmother. Bertie was a Scholar, Labourer, later to join the Army before WW1 plus also work for Leamington Town Corporation. By 1901, Bertie's grandfather was 78 and a retired plasterer and his grandmother was 80. Bertie's father Henry Joseph had now become a painter. Also, Bertie now 16, had three more sisters, Eva 7 years, Elsie 4 years and Laura 3. Bertie married a Annie E (nee Parish) in 1912, they had a daughter Hilda Annie Baker whom was born in June 1916 in Leamington Spa, and a son, Lesley Baker, 1919. In 1914 Bertie Baker was a laborer living in 4, Kenilworth Street. Henry rejoined the army in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders based at Stirling Castle, although never visiting the home of the regiment, enlisting was taking place in Leamington Spa because of the significant death toll at this time in Scotland. He was put in the 11th Battalion which was attached to the 45th brigade (15th Scottish Division). Having embarked for France in July 1915, he seen action at various key battles in WW1 including Battle of Loos, Somme (Pozieres) Arras. By summer 1917 the battalion has arrived at Toronto Camp, near Brandhoek. According to Regimental war diaries on the 22nd August 1917 Bertie Baker was wounded at Beck House ( an old Flemish farm house converted to a German Pillbox in the Frezenberg sector near Zonnebeke (see Operational map of the time showing Ypres road to Passchendaele ). The map circles where he was hit by shrapnel before eventually dying several days later on the 27th at the clearing station near Brandhoek. He received two medals for fighting the British War Medal pictured above with a orange watered centre with stripes of white and black on each side and borders of royal blue on the ribbon. Additionally the Victory medal which was a gold medal that said 'The Great War For Civilization 1914-1919. His obituary in the Leamington Spa Courier, a month later said ' Mrs Baker, 97, Queen Street, Leamington, has been officially notified that her husband, Private Henry Baker, Argyll and Sutherland, 5/18805 was killed in action on, August 27. A letter of sympathy from the Second-Lieut, of Private Baker's Company to Mrs.Baker says: "Your husband was a gallant soldier, and greatly liked by all who knew him" Private Baker had served in the Army previous to the present war and rejoined about two years ago. He was 31 years of age, read more