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Doncaster welcomes Belgian Refugees

As Germany invaded Belgium at an alarming speed in August 1914, news of the atrocities committed by...

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Reginald 'Rex' Royle

Captain Royle of the 5th K.O.Y.L.I., lost his brother in the Somme, but survived the war.

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Percy Claude Standeven, Joiner Survived the War and Retired to Australia

Percy was born on the 24th of March 1881, in Chapel Allerton, Leeds to Methodist parents who owned a...

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Charlie Womack, Plumber Exempted from War for his Work

Charlie (Charles) Womack lived his whole life in Doncaster. With his brother he trained to be a...

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VC Winner Frederick Holmes

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry man wins VC in early days of war, and later visits Doncaster to...