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Six Sons at War: A Stratford Family's Story
Not many of us could send a child off to war, so imagine having to say goodbye to all six of your sons, not knowing if you’ll ever see them ...
The Life and Times of James Edwards: The First World War
(Continued from part two) When the war broke out in 1914, Jim was in a reserved job, farm worker, at first (he wore an armband to show that the was in ...
Letter Home to Nuneaton 1942
Prisoner of War Letter dated 1942 from Mr R Cross to his family in Nuneaton. This has been donated to Nuneaton Memories for safe keeping. Hope all can read this
Walter Kimberley's World War One Prisoner Experience, and Beyond
We have seen in the previous article that Walter’s war experiences had seen him endure great hardship. Alas, that was not to improve. With the conditions in the camp, it ...
Walter Kimberley Gets Taken Prisoner in World War One
Walter’s wartime fighting experience was brief. It was merely months into the war, when he was taken prisoner on 9th September 1914 at Maubeuge, after the French surrendered. He had ...
Coventry City Footballer Walter Kimberley, and World War One
Walter Kimberley’s wartime experience is one of hardship, effort, determination… and ultimately death, though not by any bullet wound. His is a story that shows war can claim casualties away ...
Edward Pratt of the Warwickshire Regiment
RSM E.J Pratt (my Great Uncle) was born in Stoneleigh in 1875, his parents were Thomas Edwin Pratt and Ann Lee. Edward joined the 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment in ...
Lance Corporal William Amey VC
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced £100,000 towards the restoration of the UK graves of First World War Victoria Cross heroes. The project, in association with the Victoria Cross Trust, ...
Lady Dorothie Feilding
A brief background Lady Dorothie Feilding was daughter of Rudolph Feilding, ninth Earl of Denbigh, and the Countess of Denbigh, Cecilia Mary Feilding. In World War One she drove ambulances for ...
Charles Thomas Raven in World War I
First World War Soldier Charles Thomas Raven was commemorated by his wife in a lovely tapestry (see photo). This shows that he served as a private in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment ...
William Charles Harding
I know very little about my grandfather, I know he was born in or around Knowle and I have his soldiers small book and some papers relating to service in the ...
World War II Diary Extracts From a Nuneaton Soldier
A few extracts from a diary dated 1942 donated to Nuneaton Memories – hoping you can read the entries.
World War II Diary
A diary of a Nuneaton Soldier dated 1942 was donated to Nuneaton Memories, does anyone recognise these character drawings that were also with it ?
People of World War One: Dudley White of Kenilworth
Dudley White died when his tank was hit by a shell at the crossroads in the Belgian village of Poelcapelle where the German army had its local headquarters and the ...
George Warren. Warwickshire Footballer, WW1 Casualty
I have previously written about Walter Kimberley, a Coventry City footballer who lost his life during World War One. He was not the only former Coventry City footballer to suffer ...
Lionel Fitzherbert Turpin
One of the difficulties of writing about the contribution of Black soldiers during the First World War is identifying who was Black and who wasn’t. If they served in the ...
Charles Streather of Nuneaton: Part Two
The stick, before I made the case for the book, I used to keep holding it and sort of… its very tactile. Now I give talks about Charles Streather because ...
Charles Streather of Nuneaton: Part One
RE: There are quite a number of artefacts on the wall… there are not many of these left. That’s a very early erm, steel helmet from the First World War… Interviewer: ...
William Grassam - After World War One to Retirement
After World War One William returned to his career as Headmaster of Southam School. In March 1919 he was involved in setting up The Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Association at ...
William Grassam's Life Before and During World War One
William Henry Grassam was a headteacher in Warwickshire schools, including Southam and Bedworth, between 1915 and 1955. He was also an active member of the community. He married A.M. Hammond ...
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