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Albert Thomas Ilott

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Born in Reading on the 28th of October 1895, Albert, affectionately known as Dickie, was one of six children of biscuit factory employee, Thomas Ilott (1872-1955) and his wife Florence Mary nee Austen (1872-1944). The other five were Percy G. A…

Reginald Hooper Brimblecombe

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Reginald was described by some as a lovely man with a great sense of humour. Born at No. 6, Portlock Road, Maidenhead, he was one of eight children of house painter Ernest Hooper Brimblecombe (1872-1937) and his wife Annie Rose (1873-1953); Ernest…

Frank Moles

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The second son of Charles Henry (1862-1923), gardener and domestic servant, and Mary Ann Moles (1866-1950), Frank was born at 9, Waterloo Road on the 27th January 1899. His brother, Charles Wallace (1894 1972) was also born at No. 9.. Upon leaving…

Wokingham War Memorial

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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…

REME print

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This is a print (1/100) of an original painting depicting as variety of scenes associated with REME. Below the print is an information piece that reads: This painting depicts the towns and villages associated with Arborfield Garrison, the home of…

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…

John Headington

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John was the owner of the Wellington Brewery in Denmark Street. Frederick Headington, John’s father, and his cousin, Richard Webster, had purchased the brewery in 1877 from Thomas Dunning. In 1889 the Headington and Webster partnership was dissolved…

WWI Diary

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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

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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

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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…