Stephen Spiers, a train driver in the South African mines who had lived in Durban and served in the Bechuanaland Mounted Infantry in the Boer War, sold all his household goods to come over to London with his family and enlist in 1915. His service…

Gunner Percy Jackson joined up with 182 (Camberwell) Brigade Royal Field Artillery in March 1915, giving his mother's address in Lower Marsh. Four days later he deserted. He was never apprehended by the military authorities. Shortly after that,…