World War I Casualties

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    1. Martin

      Sorry for ther delay but I have been away.

      Tell me what you want specifically and I will send them if you contact my email directly.
      The website is funded by The National Lottery so there can’t be any commercial element to it, so the photographs there are protected somehow (not sure how, though) As they were taken by me I have no objection to you have copies. Are you researching something specific or do you have a particular interest in a topic?

  1. On behalf of the Hampshire Constabulary History Society, I am researching the history of men of the Hampshire Constabulary who lost their lives during the two world wars. One of the names I am researching is Ernest Reginald Jackson, who was born in Burnham and appears on your website. I would be grateful if you could contact me to discuss Ernest, as I hope to be able to exchange some information about his service.

  2. Many thanks for your project. Would have never found Arthur Edward Sweet death with out it.
    Have researched William Sweet Chimney Sweep Family from Burnham on Sea, almost complete genealogy.
    Can be found on Ancestry.
    Do you know where a copy of the obituary can be found?

  3. Greetings from Ashtead, Surrey,
    4th University and Public Schools Battalion/21st Royal Fusiliers had been billeted on our village in 1914. They were assigned to La Bassee canal, 21/11/1915 but disbanded 1/3/1916. Private P/S 4026 Charles Ashton Cordingley was then assigned for officer training to No. 3 Officer Cadet Battalion at Oxford University. His death came to be registered at Axbridge, 9/191, and appears in the CWGC list.

    His parents were John Cordingley (1864 -1936) and Ellen Ashton (1865 – 1925).

    All good wishes, Brian

  4. I came across your site whilst researching soldiers from Berrow who are remembered on the brass plaque inside St Mmary’s Church, Berrow.
    I can tell you that 2 soldiers, who are said to have no memorial mention, are indeed inscribed on this plaque. They are: Pte. Sidney John Harris and Sgt. Fred Norman Reg. No. 10446. Also on Berrow Church plaque are: Pte 14278 HG Yard(e) and Pte 28742 Alfred John Rawlings


  5. I saw this article regarding the Railways and saw the Dyer family running a Newsagents. I do not have much information regarding the Dyer family. I know you are not a Heritage Centre, many of my Andrews family worked for the railways prior to the First World War.My relative is Ron Andrews who worked on the railways. I think he was nicknamed Chummie. I had many relatives named Andrews in the WSM area the most famous being Bill and Jack who both played Professional Cricket.Bill for Somerset and Jack for Hampshire. I have a Great great Uncle whose name was George Phippen Dyer, Burnham on Sea who married Elizabeth Jane Dyer (Nutt) their daughter was Sarah Jane Dyer. My Great great Uncle was William Thomas Dyer. I have Great great uncle. Their children were Edgar James Dyer, Victor Dyer,Lucy Dyer, Frederick George Dyer,Alfred George Dyer. My Great Great Grandfather married Hannah Bella Wheeler Dyer. She obviously became Andrews after marrying William Andrews. If any of your readers have any information I am GaryLeigh Andrews who lives in Swindon because of the Railways. My Grandfather came here from Somerset via South Wales after the 1st World War. His name was Leonard Andrews. We have a Great Uncle Edgar who died in 1916 and has his name on the War Memorial in Burnham on Sea. If you do not have time to reply I totally understand but, if you do not ask you do not get Kind Regards Gary Andrews. E Mail glandrews@bt

    1. Hello Garry,
      I’m pleased you contacted us as Chummie came to many of our Local History meetings and gave a talk about his railway experiences on one occasion. He was a lovely man and full of praise for his railway employment and experiences. I remember one of his comments was ‘ To tell you the truth I would like to go there now if I could’. We have an extract of his talk under the section a Railwayman Remembers on the Somerset & Dorset page. I will ask one of our members about the Dyer family as I know she is a distant relative to the newsagents article and hopefully she will get in touch with you.
      I also have a photo of Chummie sat talking to one of his mates. If you would like a copy please let me know.

      1. My Uncle Ron was an old man when I met him. My Grandfather and three more of his brothers were Railway men. Edgar sadly died just before the Somme catastrophe in 1916. He was a Foundry man. it shows he was Apprentice served in the Railways. My Grandfather was injured during the war and moved to Swindon sometime in the 1920s. He was a Coach builder and Decorator. He used to do the livery of the GWR Coaches and Wagons in Swindon until he retired in 1953. I did sign writing as a Hobby and never knew about my Grandad being a Professional Sign Writer. I guess you have heard of Bill Andrews. He too was a Copperplate Sign Writer in a Solicitors before becoming a Professional Cricketer for Somerset. His brother Cliff was also a Professional Cricketer playing for Hampshire. I met Bill many times, he was a big man as I remember. I never worked in the Railways in Swindon as they were rapidly declining in the 1970s so, I went to Vickers Armstrong as an Apprentice. I spent 50 years in Engineering and just recently retired. I climbed through the ranks and worked for a Company called Iscar Tools limited, UK. Good Company, good job, I miss it now. My Dad’s brother left me moments of his Railway days, they are tucked away in my garage. He was a Fireman on the Foot Plate. I will dig it out and see what there is. It was a lot of items.

  6. Hi Gary,

    Thanks again for your comments. I will see if we can duplicate your comments on our Railway page as I know there is a lot of interest shown there and I wouldn’t want your information not shared. I will also get the image of Chummie taking uploaded there.
    Thanks again,

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