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Soldier – Pocklington W. – Killed in Action

January 1917
Mexborough and Swinton Times, January 1917 Private W Pocklington (York & Lancs) 10, Willow Lane, Bolton on Dearne, aged 20 and single, has been killed in action. He...

Boom in Colliery villages and Towns

February 1917
Sheffield Telegraph, 9 February 1917 “Boom” in Colliery Villages and Towns War loan enthusiasm has induced a boom in War Savings Associations in the Mexborough district....

Fatal Accident at Manvers Main

February 1917
Sheffield Telegraph, 9 February 1917 Fatal Accident at Manvers Main An inquest was held at the Town Hall, Wath on Dearne, today on William Walpole (59)...

Allotment Gardeners

March 1917
Hull Daily Mail, March 21, 1917 Remarkable progress has been made in the Dearne Valley in the preparation of land for cultivation by allotment gardeners. In...

Soldier – Middleton E. – Wounded and in Hospital

March 1917
Mexborough and Swinton Times, March   1917 Private E. Middleton (York & Lancs) 18, Wath Road, Bolton on Dearne, aged 20, who was  called up at the outbreak...

Soldier – Owen F. – Died of Wounds

March 1917
Mexborough and Swinton Times, March 24, 1917 Sapper F. Owen (Royal Engineers) Bolton on Dearne - Died of Wounds

Bolton’s Chairman

April 1917
Mexborough and Swinton Times April 28, 1917 Bolton’s Chairman Councillor Benjamin Groves, who has been elected Chairman of the Bolton on Dearne Urban District Council, was...

Soldier – Parkin J.H. – Killed in Action in France

April 1917
Mexborough and Swinton Times April 28, 1917 Private J. H. Parkin (York and Lancs) of 28, Elm Terrace, Bolton on Dearne, was killed in action in France...

Soldier – Watson, Albert – Killed in Action

April 1917
Mexborough and Swinton Times April 14, 1917 Private Albert Watson (K.O.Y.L.I.) 40, Irving Terrace, Bolton on Dearne, was killed in action on March 12. He was 19 years...

Soldier – Swallow J.T. – Bolton Hero – Gave his Life for a Comrade

May 1917
Mexborough and Swinton Times May 26, 1917 A Bolton Hero Gave his Life for a Comrade Sapper J. T. Swallow (Royal engineers) 36, Mexborough Road, Bolton on Dearne, died...