Military Lives

military-lives_logo_negativeMilitary Lives is made up of a professional team with decades of experience in writing and publishing military histories and biographies.

Military Lives has collaborated with publisher, Great War Literature, to produce two types of professionally published titles that not only bring individual memories to life, but also help to commemorate the sacrifices made by towns and villages across this country.

Military Lives offers a unique opportunity to have the life, actions and events of an individual, or a collection of individuals, professionally researched and published. Whether it is for you, a loved one, a village, a school, a community group, or an organisation, we will professionally research, write and publish, with relevant military and historical background, a comprehensive work accessible to a global audience.

At Military Lives, we bring memories to life for future generations to cherish – everywhere.

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Harold Sutton MM



When the call to arms came in 1914, Harold Sutton, as a former soldier with the Gloucestershire Regiment, was keen to serve. Having only recently been discharged from a sanitarium for tuberculosis, however, he had little chance of being passed fit. Harold didn’t let that stand in his way and found a doctor who was willing to state that he was medically able to serve, at which point, he rejoined the Gloucestershire Regiment and went to war… This book tells his story, along with that of his unit and the battles in which they fought.




Garthorpe and Fockerby at War

Garthorpe cover

In August 1914, the small rural joined villages of Garthorpe in Lincolnshire and Fockerby in Yorkshire with a combined population of under 300, prepared to send their fathers, uncles, husbands, nephews, brothers and sons to war. By the end of the war over 60 men would have answered the call and 4 would have paid the ultimate price. The villages commemorated those who died on a plaque and also compiled a Roll of Honour of those who survived… At least those they knew about. Then, in 1939, the village once again sent its men to fight again, and many more answered the call. After the two world wars, like numerous other villages in Great Britain, Garthorpe and Fockerby remembered its men. This book is about those men, their sacrifices and their wars.



5.0 out of 5 stars Garthorpe & Fockerby at War – by Carole McEntee-Taylor
By Ron gilleard on 8 July 2016
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Carole McEntee-Taylor’s book, Garthorpe and Fockerby at War is a very interesting read and will appeal to long standing Garthorpe and Fockerby residents, more recent arrivals and indeed with no connection with the villages. It has clearly been researched in exhaustive detail and lists men and women of the villages who I have never heard of, some of whom I remember my parents speaking about and quite a few others who I remember as a small boy growing up in Garthorpe. A great read.

5.0 out of 5 stars Carole McEntee Taylor’s well researched book is an excellent tribute to the men of these villages
By Jacklin on 17 July 2016
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The adjoining villages of Fockerby and Garthorpe are situated in a remote corner of the Isle of Axholme in North Lincolnshire. From this small rural community, with a population of less than 500, approximately 60 men left home and family to fight for their country in WW1. Of the next generation another 40 men from these villages enlisted to fight in WW2 . Carole McEntee Taylor’s well researched book is an excellent tribute to the men of these villages.

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
By gilbert tawn on 1 October 2016
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very good read anyone local will love it