Hello and welcome to our small page – we are currently looking for any information on –
Private William Hughes 90309 who was born in 1893 and possibly at Weobley as his parents John & Mary were married there – at the time of Williams death on 21st Sept 1917 aged 24 his parents are listed as living at Pitch Cottage Ballsgate Aymestrey. The others who are also commemorated and we are still researching are – Robert James Barnett 90997, George Beaumont 25196,James Thomas Cook(e) 11278, Charles Allen Durdle G41708, Albert George Faulkner 43358, Reginald Faulkner 11617, Arthur George 44618, Stanley Gilbert Good 236023, Albert John Hill 10746, Evan Davies Nicholls 238820, Harley James Payne 44085 486505, Sidney John Payne BZ1430 Bristol, Douglas Edward Lloyd Relton – , John Thomas Wheeler 54567
The WW1 group is a small band of locals who are working to gather information about those from the Parish who fell in the Great War and what life was like during that time. We first gathered in the Spring of 2014 and by August we were able to put a display up in the Lady Chapel of the Parish Church showing some information of each of the young men who sacrificed their lives and where possible photographs of them. The aim was to make them real and not just names on a plaque. NEXT MEETING Spring 2017
In 2016 our nominated charity is Sea Farers UK which was set up after the battle of Jutland in 1916 We have held a Remembrance Day Service on the 11th, Sunday 13th we had a film show in the evening and on Nov 18th to mark the end of the battle of the Somme we invited Dr Clelland for a talks on War Graves and cemeteries. Also during the summer the church lytch gate was restored – it was raised as a memorial to those who fell in WW1.
We are continuing our research and are now looking for assistance from the various regimental museums across the country for each of the men who lost their lives.
Pte William Hughes lived at Pitch Cottage Ballsgate
Charles Henry Taylor
If you have any information or would like to help in anyway please get in touch –
Ken Holland 01568 770 367 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meg Thorpe 01568 780 384