When Britain went to war in 1914, the army stood at less than 500,000 – and that included 250,000 reservists. Volunteers were requested and so the “Pals” battalions were formed. There are indexes of those volunteers from 1915 listed below. Is your ancestor amongst them? If your ancestors came from the Newbury or Chiswick areas, then perhaps they are mentioned in the Birth, Marriage and Death columns of the local newspapers.
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