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  • Collection: Wokingham Remembers WWI

Edward, Bruce and Victor Hills Nicholson

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Edward, Bruce and Victor were the first, third and fourth of the four sons of Alfred and Letitia Nicholson of Glebelands, Wokingham. Alfred was a successful stock broker.
Edward was born in Twickenham in 1880. He received his commission in the Royal…

Frederic de Vere Bruce Allfrey

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Frederic, born 21st September 1891, was the only son of Frederick and Maud de Vere Allfrey of Ashridgewood, Wokingham. He had a sister Vera Maud born about a year before him.

According to the Census, by 1911 Frederic was a regular Army Officer…

Memorials in All Saints Church

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The first recorded church of All Saints in Wokingham was dedicated on this site between 1189 and 1193 by Hubert, Bishop of Salisbury. It was rebuilt in the early to mid 15th Century. By 1863 the building was in such a poor state that plans were laid…

George and William Alexander

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Thomas and Maryann Alexander lived in Brookside Cottages, Barkham Road, Wokingham. They had six children and Maryann had two sons from a previous marriage.
George joined the Army many years before the First World War and served with the Dorset…

Sidney Hogbourn

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Born in 1897, Sidney was the son of Fanny and Henry Hogbourn who, in 1911, lived in Plough Lane, Wokingham with their six children. Henry was a brickyard labourer. During the early stages of the war Sidney joined the 5th Battalion of the Royal…

Arthur Turner

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Arthur was born in 1882 to Abraham and Sarah Turner of Binfield, Berkshire. He was the fourth child and had ten siblings: six brothers and four sisters. His younger brother Charles was also to be lost in the war. By the age of 27, Arthur had become a…

Samuel Lomax

General Lomax is the highest ranking officer on the Town Hall war memorial. He had been a career Army officer before the Great War and was about to retire when the war began.
During October 1914, the First Division commanded by General Lomax, was…

Frank Potter

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Frank was born in 1899 in Wokingham to Charles and Fanny (nee Bartholomew). Charles and Fanny were both born in Great Bedwyn in Wiltshire and Charles was a domestic gardener. In 1911 they lived at Toutley Cottages, Kings Street Lane, Winnersh and…

Peace Celebrations 1919

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The people of Wokingham celebrated the end of the First World War that had cost the lives of so many of their friends. The officers and men received an invitation from the Mayor, Councillor Mylne and assembled in Rectory Road on 19th July 1919. At…

Roll of Honour - Princess Charlotte of Wales (Royal Berkshire Regiment)

A booklet entitled Roll of Honour Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment).
This holds the names of the Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Men of the Royal Berkshire Regiment who gave their lives for king and…