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  • Collection: Wokingham Remembers WWI

Alexander Ledgerwood Bousfield war diary and photographs

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Alexander Ledgerwood Bousfield's daily diary from the War plus a photograph of him his daughter and wife, of his unit the Royal Engineers and postcards of where they lived in France. His family later moved to Wokingham. This piece is part of an…

Alfred Lewis Pickard Medal set

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Alfred Lewis Pickard was 18 years old when he served on board HMS Chester in the First World War. He served with Jack Cornwell, also famously known as Boy Cornwell, who died aged just 16 during the Battle of Jutland and was posthumously awarded the…

Anti-Aircraft Shell

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An Anti-aircraft shell circa WW1. This piece is part of an external collection and is not available to view in person.

Archibald Donal Brooks

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Archibald Donal Brooks served in the First World War with the No.3 Mobile Repair Unit of the Army Service Corps. He was from London but in later years his family moved to Wokingham. He is pictured here in four photos with fellow members of his Unit…

Army Prayer Book

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An Army Prayer Book used in the First World War by Alexander Ledgerwood Bousfield, whose family later moved to Wokingham. This piece is part of an external collection and is not available to view in person.

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…

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…

Brooch featuring Kitchener

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Gold coloured and pearl inlaid brooch the front featuring a portrait of a young man, the reverse a silk portrait of Kitchener. It is thought the Kitchener portrait was added later and taken from another source leaving the curious "Forget" rather than…

Captain William Cole

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Captain William Cole (born 1880) served in both the Second Boer War and the First World War. Decorated from both wars he served with the East Kent regiment during the Boer War and 63rd (Royal Naval) Division during the First World War. He was made a…

Commemorative Shell

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The shell was presented by the National Savings Committee in 1918, to commemorate the people of Wokingham's “Notable subscription to War Securities during Guns Week”, for World War I. This artefact can be found in the corridor of the Town Hall.