The 25th of February History Calendar

On this day 107 years ago in 1917 Lance Corporal of the 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, died at Cambrin, France. Born in Burton, William was the son of Mr John Thomas and Mrs Isabella Ann Hagues, of Church Lane, Marfleet, Hull.

149 years ago in 1875 The schooner , built at Burton Stather, was posted missing. The ship belonging to James Fisher of Barrow in Furness, left Elsmere for Shorham with a crew of seven and cargo of flint, but never arrived.

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