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  • Tags: First World War

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.

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…

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…

William Thomas Martin

The second son of Henry Martin, Billy left school by his own choice at the age of twelve and was apprenticed to a butcher in Denmark Street. Three years later he was promoted foreman butcher and, on his sixteenth birthday, took over the premises of…

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.

The Hon Mrs Mary Hay Corfield OBE

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Mary came from a distinguished Scottish family. Her grandfather, Sir George Burns (1795-1890), was one of the founders of Cunard Line and her father, John Burns (1829-1901), 1st Baron Inverclyde, Bart., of Castle Wemyss, was chairman of Cunard…

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.…