Gallery

In 1914 my paternal grandfather George Osborn Morgan was working for the Cooperative Wholesale Society in Cardiff. He enlisted with the British Expeditionary Force and went to France. Having been promoted to Corporal he transferred to the Royal Army Service Corps. He was promoted to Company Sergeant Major and then Regi…

Harringay News Friday 1st July 1938 (shown right) Former Residents Death Early Worker for the Burgess Association Many old friends will regret to learn of the death at Swindon last week of Mr L J Tibballs late of Falkand Road Hornsey age 79 years. Mr Tibballs was secretary of the Harringay Burgesses Association in the…

Ben Price Grandfather of Nicky Yoxall and Tom Yoxall Grandfather of Harry Yoxall Pitminster. Tom Yoxall, son of a butcher from Shepherd’s Bush signs on with the 2/3rd (territorial) London Yeomanry, then still a mounted regiment. By March 1915 he is serving in France moving next to a regular battalion, the 3rd County of…

George Michael Holt was part of the Warwickshire Yeomanry. The British yeomanry during the First World War were part of the British Army reserve Territorial Force. Initially in 1914 there were fifty-seven regiments and fourteen mounted brigades. Soon after the declaration of war second and third line regiments were for…

“A heroic soul was D. Meikle. He was an officer of excellent judgement and wonderfully popular with N.C.O.’s and men of his company. Every one of the men he led looked upon him as a personal friend. As a soldier he was keen, enthusiastic and alert, and gave courageous attention to the performance of all his duties, no…

Bessie was a VAD Nurse in 1915 during World War 1. She served in Erdington Birmingham nursing wounded soldiers returning from France. Note the photo of the rows of wounded in the great Hall of the Birmingham University which was turned into a Military Hospital. Three of her brothers Bert, Howard and Gordon also served…

John Merdon was born in 1893 and lived at Bishhops Hull,Taunton. At the out break of the first World war he joined the Somerset light Infantry as a Second Lieutenant. He was unfortunately killed on the 20/09/1917. From information gathered from war records it is likely that Lieutenant Smerdon was awarded the Victory Me…

Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Cary Helyar’s photo (right) is just before the First World War in 1913 prior to this he started his naval career at the age of 14 years as a cadet. During the war he was at the battle of Zeebrugge (on St Georges Day 1918) he was in command of a destroyer named the “North Star”. His ship was…

Here we see a range of WW1 & WW2 medals. As they were together we decided to not disturb them and respect the way they were kept.

Albert Thomas Gould was part of the 779 West Somerset Yeomanry. Albert Thomas Gould was born in Bermondsey, London 1887. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to a Farrier and learnt to shoe Dray horses. A few years later he came to Somerset to help his aunt, Harriet Pym, run her Taxi business by looking after the horses…