John Richard Lacey


This post was written by Victoria Doran.

John Richard Lacey was a former regular soldier who was recalled from the Reserve at the outbreak of war. His was the first death in action known from the area, but we only know about it from a single photograph.

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Samuel Smith

SAMUEL SMITH  written by Linda Trim

Samuel signed up to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, but found himself alongside other Navy recruits fighting on the Somme with the Army.

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Deeside Advertiser February 2nd 1918

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Robert Harold Williams


This post was written by Victoria Doran

Robert came from a family of mainly Welsh ancestry. He was probably brought up to family myths of some grandeur, which are not entirely accurate. He was almost certainly conscripted into the army when he reached the age of 18 in 1916.

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