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9 December 1917: Pte James George Churchill


James was the son of William and Rosetta Ann Churchill and they lived at . His mother died in 1901 when he was six.  He married 17 year old Mabel Tomson (born on Christmas Day 1895) in October 1913 - their daughter Mabel Florence was born the following month on 12 Nov 1913. They had a second child, George James, born 1 Feb 1915. They lived in Ho…

Ep. 30 – Joseph Steward’s Platoon – Andy Robertshaw


Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks about the amazing account of Private Joseph John Steward’s military service in the 1/13 Battalion London Regiment during the Great War he edited (published by Pen & Sword, 2011).

21 December 1915 : Kenneth Cherry


Parents Alfred (a draper and shopkeeper) and Florence (née Sampson). The family lived at 27 White Cliff Mill St, Blandford, Dorset and at the 1901 Census the family consisted of the parents, seven children and two domestic servants.  In December 1908 he was working as a Temporary Boy Clerk for the GPO in London and at the 1911 Census was li…

'The Platoon in WWI' with Andy Robertshaw


'The Platoon' is based on the military experience of Joseph Johns Steward from 1916 to 1919 written between the end of the Great War and the outbreak of WW2. Sadly the typescript was not published in his lifetime, but a copy was handed to Andy Robertshaw who, with the assistance of Steve Roberts, edited and annotated this first hand account on th…

'From Finsbury to the Front Line' - a talk by Doug Kirby


We welcome Doug Kirby to our Hatfield Peverel venue to present his talk 'From Finsbury to the Front Line'. This talk is the culmination of several years' research into his great-uncle who served with the 12th Battalion of the London Regiment (The Rangers).  Whilst with them he was at Gommecourt on the 1st of July 1916.  Doug has advised that there …

'Nobody of Any Importance. A Footsoldier's Memoir of WW1' - Sam Sutcliffe: A talk by Philip Sutcliffe


We welcome Phil Sutcliffe to our Hatfield Peverel venue on November the 8th, to present his father's wartime story. Phil edited and published his father's memoires and tells his story of underage enlistment in the London Regiment, Gallipoli, The Somme, The German Offensive in 1918 and time as a POW. At Gallipoli he served for a period alongside a m…