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Alexander Harris

A Photograph of Alexander Harris from early 1918 after being promoted to First Air Mechanic Flying Boat. Alexander is seated with his friend (name unknown) standing behind him. The Harris family was of Milton Road at the time. The family has remained…

Alexander Ledgerwood Bousfield medals

Medals awarded to Alexander Ledgerwood Bousfield for serving in the First World War. From left to right the British War Medal and Victory Medal. The British War Medal is a circular silver (or, in rare cases, bronze) design. The obverse shows a King…

Alexander Ledgerwood Bousfield war diary and photographs

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

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

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

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

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.

Brooch featuring Kitchener

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

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

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.