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CWGC Stories

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Brigadier General George Hodson

Born in 1863, George was a professional soldier before the outbreak of the First World War.  A companion of the Order of Bath, he fought in Africa during the 1901-02,

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Lance Corporal Percy Fricker

Born in 1896 in Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, Percy was the son of William and Emma Fricker, of Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria. Before the War he worked as butcher.

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Lieutenant Frederick Deighton

Born on 10 September 1892 in Akyab, Burma, Frederick was the eldest son of Hamilton Deighton, the superintendent of police in Burma, and Janet Deighton.

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  • Tell us about the casualty commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial you are remembering:

Step 1 - Go to the https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead"CWGC website and search for the casualty's record by entering their Last Name, First Name, and Thiepval Memorial in the 'Cemetery or Memorial'

Step 2 - Copy the URL for their page and paste in the 'Casualty URL' box on this form

Step 3 -Enter the casualty's full name and their story in the 'Tell us about the casualty' box on this form Please do not include your personal details in this box

Please note: only the stories of casualties on the Thiepval Memorial will be published

  • Tell us about yourself – your full name, email address, and where applicable your relationship to the casualty

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