February 18, 2016:
World War 1 Project
I am very keen to find any photographs or information of the men (and their families) named on the War Memorial in respect of WW1. I have managed to trace a few significant photographs but wondered if in local family collections there was a chance that there could be hiding a photograph or even letters sent back home from any of the named men in the list below? I am able to copy any items found so that they remain in family collections.
More names will be added in following months.
William Ellacott 1878-1917 Royal Engineers and South Staffordshire Reg, died of wounds 20.10.17 in Belgium. Son of William and Jane Ellacott, Higher St. William`s wife Leah was born in Meeth but was living in Victoria Road when he died, their son also called William.
Frederick Folland 1881-1918 Driver in Royal Army Ser. Corps. Killed in Action 28.1.1918 in France. Son of Reuban and Ann Folland living in Bridge Street. Frederick was listed as a butcher in 1911.
Frederick Albert Hockin 1896-1915 Private 1st Batt. Devonshire Reg. Accidently killed at Maricourt 18.10.1915. Son of James George and Pricilla Ann Hockin living in the High Street. Frederick in 1911 was listed as a tailors apprentice.
Cyril George Jewell 1898-1918 Private Prince Albert`s (Somerset Light Infantry) 1st Batt. Died 24.10.1918 in France. Son of William and Bessie Jewell, living Greenfield Cottage, Darkey Lane (poss. Victoria Rd) in 1911.
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