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Private Matthew Burton

Private Matthew Burton served several years in France before being killed in 1918.

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Gilbert Insall - The Great Escape

A pilot during the war, Gilbert Insall was shot down and captured. During his time as a P.O.W., he...

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Francis Preston, Deputy Town Clerk 'claimed by corporation'

Francis Noel Dykes Preston, deputy town clerk, was prevented from signing up with the army due to...

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Local businessman Arthur Sheard

Arthur Sheard was born in 1887. He worked for the family furniture company Sheard, Binnington &...