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Dedication of the Roll of Honour

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Programme for the Dedication of the Roll of Honour by The Rt. Rev. Dr. K. E. Kirk, Lord Bishop of Oxford at the Parish Church of All Saints Wokingham, held on 24th October 1948.

St. Paul's Church

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St Paul’s Church was built in 1864 due to the rapid growth of Wokingham after the railway came. It was funded by John Walter III of Bear Wood, who owned the Times Newspaper and donated two acres of land to accommodate the Church and Churchyard. John…

Dr. Ernest Ward

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At the age of six Ernest Ward came to England from India and took up residence at Staines. After education at Marlborough College, he went to Bristol Royal Infirmary for his medical training, and qualifying, became Assistant Medical Officer and house…

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

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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…

Norman Carson Lawrence

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Born in Theale, and one of two sons and three daughters of George (b.1861) and Ellen Lawrence (b. 1864), Norman moved to Wokingham at an early age, He started his working career at the age of sixteen as an assistant postman in the Crowthorne branch…

Frank Stanley Perkins

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Frank was a native of Wokingham and one of a large family of six brothers and three sisters. His father, Herbert Howard Perkins (b. 1852) came to Wokingham from Tasmania and married Emily (1852-1908). Frank was educated at the Old British School in…

Frederick John Barrett

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Frederick was a native of Wokingham who devoted much of his life to his home town. He was also proprietor of the building firm of Froud and Barrett in Reading Road. Always smartly dressed, he was noted for being a stickler for details.

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Albert Ebenezer Priest

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Albert was one of the town’s most distinguished residents. Noted for his smart attire and copperplate handwriting he served solicitors, Cooke, Cooper & Barrie for a record 65 years. The second youngest of the seven children of William Priest…

William Thomas Martin

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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…

Ernest William Reeves

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Ernest, known to his friends as Ernie, was a Reading man employed by Heelas of Reading in the Estate Department. In his early twenties he resigned from Heelas and came to Wokingham as manager of Isaiah Gadd’s removal business. Upon the liquidation of…