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First World War Open Day

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First World War Open Day On Saturday 6 May the East London Branch of the Western Front Association and Vestry House Museum are presenting a First World War Open Day at Vestry House Museum and St Mary’s Church in Walthamstow village. The event is organised by local historian and WFA member, Malcolm Doolin, on behalf of the WFA and Vestry House Mus…


27 August 1918 Reginald Gordon Sellers was killed in action on this day (1)

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Reginald Sellers was born on 26 November 1895 in Somerford Magna. Having moved to London he attended Blackhorse Road Boys' Elementary School, Walthamstow from 1 April 1903 until 28 October 1909. He was working as an Insurance Clerk when he enlisted. He was serving as a Private in the 4th Battalion, The City of London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers, whe…


13 September 1917 Lance Corporal Vickery DCM was killed in action on this day

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James was born in Walthamstow on 17 October 1887. He attended Blackhorse Road Boys’ School from 1905 to 1911. James was working for the Post Office in the Whitechapel Road when he enlisted in the 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, a kilted regiment. In August 1915, he was sent to France and fought at the Battle of Loos. On 27 September, whilst…



First World War Day in Walthamstow Village

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The First World War Day in Walthamstow Village event is the outcome of a partnership between East London Western Front Association, Waltham Forest: Vestry House Museum and St Mary’s Church. This is the second time we have worked together on a the First World War Day in Walthamstow Village Last year in May 2017, the First World War Day in Walthams…


Rifleman John Blackmore

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Born at Mile End on 25 October 1899, John Blackmore attended Blackhorse Road Boys' Elementary School, Walthamstow, from 30 September 1907 to 19 December 1913. He enlisted in Walthamstow in 1917 and served as a Rifleman in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He was posted to the 12th Battalion London Regiment (The Rangers) and was killed in action on 9 …


Pte Albert Henry Smither 2nd/4th Royal Scots: 12 September 1918

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  Albert lived in Tottenham and Walthamstow, attending Blackhorse Road Boys’ School from 1904-1909. When he enlisted in August 1914, he was working as a wood machinist, working for Harris Lebus, England’s largest furniture manufacturer, He joined the 7th Battallion, The Essex Regiment and by November 1914 had been promoted Lance-Corporal. He ser…