By April the United States had entered the war largely in response to Germany’s February announcement of all out submarine warfare. Meanwhile the Allied Spring Offensive covering the Artois and Champagne regions of France had begun, to be followed by the Third Battle of Ypres, better known now for the evocative place name of Passchendaele.
By the end of the year revolution had seen the end of Tsarist rule, and peace negotiations starting between the new Bolshevik government and Germany.
The following died:
November George Harold Alexander Sketchley
October Cyril Norman Norris
October Hugh Manning Spencer
October Joseph Franklin Kershaw
August Ernest Warneford Wray (not on plaque)
August David Buchan Young
August Wilfred Holt
May Thomas Smith Shackleton
April George Parsons Denham
March Leslie Archibald Norris (brother of Cyril Norman Norris)
We hope at the centennial year’s end (December 2017) to add biographical and service details for each of those we have identified.