289751 Spr William Balderstone, 266 Rly Coy, Royal Engineers.
From Skipton (19 Midland Street), William died, aged 35, of dysentery whilst serving in Egypt. He is now buried at the Hadra War Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria.
2 January 1918
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Soldat Georg Huber, 9 Kompanie, JR.26 (Infanterie Regt. Fürst Leopold von Anhalt-Dessau (1. Magdeburgisches) Nr.26). Part of the 14th Bde, 7th Division.
Georg was 34 years of age when he was killed just south of the La Bassee canal. Though not actively engaged in any action of note, there was much British raiding activity in the vicinity at this time. He has no known grave.
1 January 1917