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  • Collection: Wokingham Remembers WWI

Wokingham War Memorial

The population of Wokingham numbered 4,300 in 1911. By 1918 after 4 years of fighting in conflict around the world, 217 men of the town had given their lives in the service of their country.

This memorial organised by the War Memorial Committee…

WW1 Medals

Examples of three WW1 specific medals. The 1914/15 Star: The 1914–15 Star was instituted in December 1918 and was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who served against the Central European Powers in any theatre of the Great…

WWI Diary

Leather bound diary from 1916-1919 with the majority of entries from 1917. It belonged to a soldier in the Royal Naval Air Service. Private Collection, not available to view in person.

WW1 Bayonet

A bayonet issued to the Coldstream Guards. Leather scabbard and metal blade with wooden grip. Private collection not available to view in person.

Wkr E. A. Sprake QMAAC

A photograph and medal set inscribed WKR EA SPRAKE QMAAC. Worker (WKR) E A Sprake of the Queen Mary’s Army Auxillary Corps was a female dispatch rider who would have been used overseas in the theatres of War, a rarity at that time. Alongside her…

The War Illustrated

Reed family collection of the War Illustrated volumes. The War Illustrated was British War Magazine published in London between 1914 and 1919, often later bound into books.

Suffolk Reg. Cap

A soft Khaki cap with Suffolk Regiment Badge. Worn during WW1, damage and general wear and tear from service can be seen. Private Collection not accessible to the public.

Spr J Bell's medals

British War Medal and Victory Medal of Sapper J. Bell Royal Engineers (318315).

Silk Postcard

A silk postcard featuring symbols of luck, four leaf clover and horseshoe sent from France to England from George Clewett to Nellie his wife. George returned from the war but died at home shortly thereafter from septicemia from shrapnel wounds.…

Sapper Walter George Albert Garnett

Walter Garnett signed up in 1916 and at age 17 must have lied about his age to the recruiting officer. He initially joined the Hampshire Regiment before transferring to the Royal Engineers. He was a sapper and part of his job was to venture out of…