Posts Tagged ‘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…

Colonel Herbert Thomas Goodland CBE, DSO, Deputy Controller of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission 1919 -1928 Colonel Herbert Thomas Goodland was a born Tauntonian and this research submitted is from Jenny Wakefield of St. James Church, Taunton. The St. James congregation researched the lives of 100 out of the 102 m…

Photograph of William and an unknown shipmate. William is on the right. The photograph was taken when he was serving on HMS Royal Arthur. It must have been taken between 1895 (when he was presented with his Ashanti campaign medal which he is wearing) and May 1896 as he is wearing 1 Good Service stripe. They were awarde…

Douglas Arthur Chambers (back right) in his later years after the Great War Donated by Mr & Mrs Doyle of Taunton, Douglas Arthur Chambers was Mrs Doyle’s maternal grandfather, born 1895. Douglas was married to Adela Treen Chambers and lived in West Harrow, Middlesex, with one daughter and one son. Douglas joined the Ro…

This amazing collection of 125 sketches showing what life was like for one soldier in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and we believe is unique to our WW1 collection found within the Taunton Deane Community. Donated by Mr & Mrs Doyle of Taunton, the artist is Mrs Doyle’s maternal grandfather, Douglas Arthur Chambers born…

A collection of items submitted by Roger David (Harold John Voisey’s Grandson). The collection consists of; Dummy Grenade used for throwing practice German Helmet French Bayonet German Bayonet German Bayonet with Leather Case Certificate for fighting Medals for; good conduct in the field, distinguished conduct in the f…

Edmund Cooper Briggs was born on 16th September 1882 in Nuneaton in Warwickshire. Moved to Horsforth in Leeds with his family when he was little. He joined the Reserve Forces in 1915 but wasn’t called up until Spring 1917. In civilian life he was a builder and road constructor and so he joined the Royal Engineers befor…

A pair of match box holders, one with Greek Script and the other with a Prussian or German slogan, Gott mit uns, which translates to “God with us”. Donated by Mr and Mrs Briggs of Taunton.

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…

This Service Testament Bible was given to soldiers and inside is the personal writings of one relative from a family in the Pitminster Parish.