Posts by: Taunton WW1

This is my mother and father’s wedding photograph on the 20th October 1917 at St. Barnabas Church, Islington Mr Michael Cook of Taunton kindly donated his research on his father who served in WW1 and Ww2 and scribed his dad’s WW1 diary for us to see some of the daily life he endured during WW1. Written from Mr Cook’s p…

Account letter, Enlisting papers, photo, Britain and victory medal. David Reeve went into the Royal Fusiliers on 12 December 1915 and called up for service 1 Feb 1917. When the war finished he went back to France to dig graves and was discharged 14 Oct 1920.

Photo, document, certificates Jeffrey Pulver born 1884, declared permanently unfit for military service in 1917 at age 33. He was weighed 7st 6lbs at 5’3″. He served as a Voluntary Aid Detachment for the Red Cross from approx 1916 – 1921. He received a 2 year and 5 year service certificate and certificate of recognitio…

George Reynolds – Book, 2 photos George Armstrong – Certificate Lanchbury – Certificates Newspaper article of military medals and other bits and pieces.

Pip, Squeal and Wilfred (Campaign medals) and military medal, Bristish soldiers testament bible. Arthur Graham, born in Taunton. Brother William was killed in Egypt in WW1. Arthur was awarded military medal for bravery in WW1 when he carried a wounded officer to safety whilst under fire. Arthurs brother William feature…

Postcards, character reference, enlistment paper, Xmas card, photos. Sidney served in the Army Service Corps working with horses in Egypt as part of the Sinai and Palestine campaign. He was born in Rochdale where he returned after the war. Although he was described as a good horseman, he never rode again after the war.

1) Certificate re: Training 2) Letters from the King 3) War office letter 4) Diary Captain R C Lowndes. Royal Artillery. Great Granddad of Wil Lowndes. Lived in Oxford and Berkshire. He was captured by the Turks and on release received a letter from the king. His diary mentions “tea with haig”. His father and son were…

Death Coin and Copy of Helles Memorial Certificate. Patrick English, great grandfather of Harry served in the Lancashire fusiliers and killed at Gallipoli in August 1915. Born in Tipperary lived in Rochdale. One of four brothers. He left 3 children, his widow Ellen received a 10% pension which never increased until she…

Joseph Born 13/4/1897 Cumberland move to Leicester then to Birmingham. Joseph standing with his brother John Jacob sitting in their uniforms before they went off to war. Photo taken 1918 so Joseph was 19 his brother 5 years older. Both brothers survived and were war heros. 3 other brothers died. He was shot in the Somm…

Great Grandfather was a prisoner of war in germany in 1917 at the age of 19. He was shot by machine gun at approx 7.30am on 1st July 1916 at the 1st battle of the somme. Lay on the battlefield for 2-6 days before being picked up by the Germans in no mans land. Field hospitalised with 20 or more gun shot wounds. Transfe…