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  • Collection: Wokingham Remembers WWI

Dedication of the Roll of Honour

Programme for the Dedication of the Roll of Honour by The Rt. Rev. Dr. K. E. Kirk, Lord Bishop of Oxford at the Parish Church of All Saints Wokingham, held on 24th October 1948.

Victor and Robert Sargeant

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John and Martha Sargeant were originally from Bracknell and had 14 children, 7 sons and 7 daughters. Victor was the 9th (born in 1887) and Robert the 12th (born on the 14th of September 1891). The family lived at 6 Shute End and John became a…

George "Harry" Brown and Owen Brown

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George Brown, known as Harry, was the eldest of four siblings (two boys and two girls). He was born in Surrey in 1885 and his family moved to Havelock Road in Wokingham before he was 16. His sister Katie was an Infant School teacher and he worked as…

Corporal Charles Rideout

Charles was born in Brighton in 1889, the eldest of three boys and three girls. By 1911 he was working as a harness maker at Mr Evans’ Equine Supplies at 19 Peach Street. He was a keen cricketer and footballer, a member of Wokingham Town Band and a…

St Paul’s Church Memorial

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St Paul’s Church was built in 1864 due to the rapid growth of Wokingham after the railway came. It was funded by John Walter of Bear Wood, who owned the Times Newspaper. The Church was 50 years old in 1914, and is celebrating its 150th anniversary in…

Sydney C Ayres

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Sidney Charles Ayers was born in Wokingham, the eldest child of Charles Osmund and Sarah Elizabeth Ayers of 20 Barkham Road. They also had 3 younger sons. In 1911 Sidney was 15 and was working as a carpenter’s apprentice and part-time student. His…

Bernard F Knight

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Bernard Frank Knight was born in Wokingham in 1896 to Frank and Lucie Knight. There was another son, Raymond, born 1910 and two daughters, Olive born 1911 and Janet born 1913. Frank was a decorator/plumber in Wokingham and Lucie worked as a…

James Bowyer

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James Bowyer was born in Wokingham in 1893, the only son of William and Rosa Bowyer who lived in Rose Cottages, Waterloo Road. According to the 1911 Census William's occupation was a “haybinder”. James had an older sister, Gertrude, and two younger…


Frederick James Bourton

Frederick was born in Croydon in 1891, the first child of Alfred and Ellen. He grew up in Waterloo Road, Wokingham and had four younger brothers. His father's occupation is described in the 1911 Census as “cowman on a farm”.
Frederick joined the…