After the Armistice

Different people and organisations use different dates to record the end of the War.  For some, it’s the end of hostilities on 11 November 1918.  For others, it’s the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which formally ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers, on 28 June 1919.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records deaths in uniform between 4 August 1914 and 31 August 1921.  This latter date is chosen as it is just after the date when the United States concluded a separate peace with Germany (the Treaty of Berlin, 25 August 1921).

Several of these men succumbed to the influenza pandemic, some to the other big killer of the time - consumption.  Some returned to work and died of causes unrelated to their War service.

1918

681271 Bdr Arthur Stanley Harvey, 17 November 1918

681028 Dvr George Ditchfield, 18 November 1918

680254 Gnr John Cannon, 18 November 1918

695256 Dvr Richard Howcroft, 24 November 1918

682038 Gnr Horace Josiah Westwood, 27 November 1918

681796 Dvr Arthur Andrew Craig 5 December 1918

680508 Gnr Ernest Sutton, 5 December 1918

680568 Dvr William Moulding, 6 December 1918

1919

681679 Dvr Joseph Thomas Edwards, 11 February 1919

681817 Dvr Henry Banks, 15 February 1919

680735 Cpl/Whl Philip Hankinson MM, 2 March 1919

681335 Gnr William Bradley, 4 March 1919

680961 Gnr Laurence Henry Roberts, 12 March 1919

680645 Gnr-S/s Cuthbert Harry Bradshaw, 25 March 1919

680201 Bdr James Hothersall, 14 April 1919

680852 Gnr John Brierley, 17 April 1919

680229 Dvr Thomas Swift, 24 April 1919

681010 Gnr Joseph Hanna MM, 25 April 1919

680395 Dvr William Harker, 23 July 1919

681323 Dvr Tom Bailey, 31 July 1919

681619 L/Bdr Arthur Haynes, 21 December 1919

1920

680946 Gnr Edwin Marquis, 14 November 1920

2445 Dvr Henry Halpin, 16 December 1920

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