•  1894: Manchester Ship Canal opened•  1899: Boer War starts•  1901: Queen Victoria dies•  1903: 1st aeroplane flight by Wright Bros.•  1905: Ragged Lands established•  1909: Introduction of Old Age Pension•  1912: Sinking of the Titanic•  1914: Start of 1st World War•  1916: Battle of the Somme•  1918: End of 1st World War•  1919: 1st trans-atlantic flight•  1920: League of Nations founded•  1922: Irish Free State founded•  1924: Lenin dies•  1926: General Strike•  1928: Women get the vote•  1934: Hitler assumes power in Germany•  1936: Regular BBC TV broadcasts begin•  1939: Start of 2nd World War•  1940: Dunkirk evacuation•  1941: Japanese attack Pearl Harbour
From the Sussex Express, 19th October 1917


Private W H Tasker

Private William Henry Tasker, Bedforshire Regiment, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Edward Tasker, Glynde, has been killed on the Western Front. The sad news, which was received by his wife on Wednesday morning, was put in a letter from an officer, who said that Tasker was killed instantaneously by a shell.

Private Tasker, who was 32 years of age, was a native of Glynde, but his home address was 3 Trevor Gardens, Beddingham, where his wife is now residing. He joined the Army early in the War and was home on leave last July. He had seen about twelve months’ active service. Three other brothers are serving with the colours: Private Charles Tasker, Queen’s Royal West Surreys; Gunner Frederick Tasker, R.F.A.; and Private Thomas Tasker, R.A.M.C., who is in Africa.

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