Agincourt

For at least 1000 years Wolverton has been unaffected by direct military action. The civil wars of the 12th, 15th and 17th centuries seem to have skirted Wolverton and we can assume that the peasants were able to continue their work without being subject to rape and pillage.

This did not mean that Wolverton men did not fight in wars, and w have certainly seen that in the last century. There are however few records to support this. Usually the lead figure is named and the rest are numbers.

The muster rolls for the 1415 invasion of France remain as an unusually complete document. Here are three men from North Bucks who mustered at Southampton in 1415. If they survived the first battles, they would have fought at Agincourt.

Walter Shyrington
Charles Mydleton
Thomas Tyringham

The Drill Hall

In the last post I featured The Rifle Volunteers, some of whom went off to fight in the Boer War. The country had a number of volunteer military units, usually organized by County. In 1908 the government of the day organized all of these volunteer militias and yeomanries into a national organization known as the territorial force. After 1922 this became known as the Territorial Army. The word territorial by the way was intended to signify that its volunteers were not required to serve overseas – something that has been overlooked by more recent politicians.
The TA soldiers were trained as fighting men and expected to meet full combat requirements. But there was a second stand of volunteers, the Home Guard, who were generally expected to serve useful but non-combative roles in the event of invasion. The popular TV series Dad’s Army was not too far from the mark.  The Home Guard was stood down on December 3rd 1944 and this photograph was taken to mark the occasion.

This photograph was taken outside the Drill Hall at the end of 1944, when the Home Guard detatchment was stood down.

My grandfather has identified almost all the individuals in this picture.
From L to R
Front Row: Lt. Tompkins, Remington, Wesley, Capt. Green, Capt. Glyn Eastman (Adj.)*, Lt. Col. Hayley, Major Ansell, Capt. E.S.D. Moore, Capt. Bland, Lt. Bruce, Snaith, ? (from Castlethorpe)
Rear: CSM W. Gammon, Lt. W. Sharp, Dytham, Howgate, Allen, Gascoyne, Clarke, Williams, Percival, Carvell, QMS Withers
*Glyn Eastman was a professional singer from Bristol who was assigned to this detatchment during the war.
The 1st Buckingham Rifle Volunteers were formed in 1877 and did their drills in one of the works buildings. However in 1914 a Drill Hall was built down the hill on the Haversham Road. This is what it looks like today. There is little difference from 1944 except for the provision of wheel chair access.
The date is clearly given on the plaque above the door:
The Territorial Army continued to use the Drill Hall as its base after the WWII, although reduced in numbers. I seem to remember that there was a commanding officer there and regular activity. I don’t know when it ceased to function as an active Drill Hall.

The Boer War and Wolverton

Oliver Ratcliff includes a section in his book The History and Antiquities of the Newport Hundreds a news report about troops leaving for the Boer War in South Africa. I reproduce it here. Two photographs are reprduced from the book – one looks to me like the northern section of Buckingham Street which was pulled down to build The Agora, the other is in front of the Science and Art Institute, also gone.


The Wolverton Rifle Volunteers,
The volunteer force is represented here by No. 6 Company of the First Bucks, and consists almost exclusively of employees of the London & North-Western Railway Company. It was formed in 1877.  The company has always borne a very high character for general smartness and discipline. There is a strong and efficient band, and an ambulance squad.
At the close of the year 1899, this company came to the fore by their response to the call to arms.
On Monday, 1 January 1900, a meeting was convened in the large hall of the Institute, when Major Gilbey was present, and said he was extremely pleased with the excellent body of Wolverton and Buckingham men who had come forward for duty with the army.
The following are the names of the officers and men who volunteered for active service in South Africa, and others had given their names in for garrison duty:
Major H. M. Williams, commanding detachment.
Barker, L. R. Campbell, J. H. Clarke, W. J. Dixon, A. W.
Barley, A. W. Carroll, F. H. Cope, J. E. Dolling, A. J.
Beard, H. R. Carvell, E. Cowley,W. G., Sgt. Dormer, J. R.
Becaon, T. N. Carvell, J. Croft, Sgt. -Instr. Eady, T., Cpl.
Brownnutt, G., Cpl. Chapman, J. E. Davies, W. J. Edwards, W. E.
Felts, A. G. Harding, J. H. Lewis, E. T., Sgt. Spong, A. H.
Fessey^J.B., Bugler. Hawkinis, Lieut. Little, B. Teagle, C, Bugler.
French, H.T. Hawkins, W. Marsh, H. E. Tole,J,
Gibbons, A. Hellenburgh,F,Bglr. Meakins, E. Tooley, A. T.
Giltrow, P. W. Hellenburgh,W, * Meakins, W. Tyson, E. t.
Giltrow, T. H. Hikins,S. North, E. Waite, T. F.
Godfrey, T. Hll, G. H. Olney, W. Webb, E.
Gould, J.  Hill, W. R., Bugler. Pittam, W. Whitestone, D. G.
Grant, H. P. Hopkins, J. T. Powell, F. Whitmee, E. P.
Green, A. G. Humphreys, F. Price, E. O., Sgt. Williams, J. H., Cpl.
Gregory, T. Jackson, R.. L-Cpl. Richardson, A. Wilmin, T. W.
Grimsdick, J. D. Jakeman, O. Roberts, E. Winstanley, F. T.
Harbell, A., L-Cpl. Jenks, A. R. Scott, T. E., Sergt. Woodford, W.
Harbell, J. Jones, G. E. Sewell, A. M Wootton, A. W.
Harbell, J. S. Jones, R. W., Cpl. Shakeshaft, T. B. Wootton, S.
Harding, C. W. Kirby, C, Lce-Cpl. Shackleford, W. T. Wright, W. F.
Harding, J. E.
On no previous occasion has the large hall of the Science and Art Institute presented such a display of loyalty, such a scene of enthusiasm, or such an array of volunteer lights, as was witnessed at the dinner given on Tuesday evening, 6 February 1 900, to recognise the departure of those selected to serve with the Oxfordshire Light Infantry in South Africa. The hall had been decorated with flags, bunting, mottoes, names of the places where the first Bucks had encamped, festoons of artificial flowers, etc. At the back of the platform was the encouraging and appropriate motto, “Good-bye and good luck to the gentlemen in khaki ordered south.” Over the portico was a model maxim gun.

The detachment and draft paraded on the Market Square at 12.45 on the following morning under the command of Major Williams and Lieutenant Hawkins. Prior to leaving the square each member was presented with a packet of tobacco. Without ceremony the company, headed by the band, marched via Radcliffe Street, and Stratford, road to the station, their fellow workmen cheering them en route. 

Wolverton Works in WW I

While some railwaymen were off fighting the railway companies played a key role in the war effort. At the war’s outbreak the Government invoked the Regulation of Forces Act of 1871 and effectively nationalized the 120 railways companies, and managed them as a single system under a Railways Executive Committee. The railways were commandeered for troop transport, evacuation and the shipping of war materials. The constructon of new locomotive, carriages and wagons was reduced to a bare minimum and the spare capacity was used to  manufacture munitions and machinery.


In Wolverton’s case the war production was itemised:

368 vehicles for ambulance trains

one train of 17 vehicles for Military HQ

400 20 ton goods wagons and 40 35-ton trolleys were built for war purposes

1350 general service road vehicles were built

50 packing cases for aeroplanes (I wonder what purpose these served?)

2550 ambulance stretchers

4,000,000 munitions parts

676,000 18 pounder catrridge cases were repaired

48,000 18 pounder shells were painted



This also changed the workforce in significant ways. Older men came out of retirement to replace the younger men who went to war and women were allowed to enter  work areas hitherto populated only by men.


I have a photograph of the accounts staff from about 1910 with not a woman in sight. 





The railways were also a casualty of war. The four years spent supporting the war effort meant that little heed was paid to replenishing locomotives and rolling stock and after the war they were all confronted with a huge demand for capital investment. Unfortunately the government chose to be stingy about compensation and the railway companies were really hurting in the 1920s. The solution they came up with was to “group” the railway companies into four reginal companies. Thus the London Midland and Scottish Railway was born in 1924 and Wolverton found itself part of this. Unfortunately, by 1939, when the companies were just beginning to recover there was another war and the railways were expected to respond in the same manner as the first and were treated just as abysmally after 1945. Nationalisation in 1948 was almost a relief, although it was not a solution.







Citation for Gallantry 1914-18

Following on from yesterday here is the detail for those railwaymen who were awarded medals during this war. The descriptions tell some remarkable stories. Take these two instances, from what I assume was the Battle of the Somme, which alone accounted for 1.5 million casualties:

2405. Sjt H. C. Baker (Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry). For conspicuous gallantry during a bombing attack when he went forward alone and reconnoitred the position under heavy shell fire and, returning, led up his section driving off the enemy and consolidating the position which he held for two hours until assistance arrived. (16-11-1916).

2244. Cpl W.G.Barnwell (Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry). 

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations. The enemy were seen massing for a counter-attack, but Corporal Barnwell, though wounded, moved his machine-gun out in front of the captured trench and opened fire with such effect that he was largely responsible for the enemy’s retreat. (21-11-1916). 

LNWR WW1 GALLANTRY AWARDS WOLVERTON MEN
NAME
Grade
Gallantry Awards
Citation
Notes
MASON, C. L.
Assistant to Carriage Superintendent
Military Cross
Died of wounds 24th August,
SMITH, F. W.
Cleaner, Carriage Department
Military Cross
1916
703. Pte P. Austin 2nd S.Mid Mtd Bde.
Transport and Supply Colm, A.S.c.
(T.F) LG 27th July 1916. For
conspicuous bravery and devotion to
duty when assisting his officers in
Distinguished
dressing and carrying out of action
Conduct
under heavy rifle fire several wounded
AUSTIN, P.
Clerk, Carriage Department
Medal
men
2405. Sjt H. C. Baker (Oxfordshire &
Buckinghamshire Light Infantry). For
conspicuous gallantry during a
bombing attack when he went forward
alone and reconnoitred the position
under heavy shell fire and, returning,
led up his section driving off the enemy
and consolidating the position which he
held for two hours until assistance
BAKER, H. C.
Finisher, Carriage Department
Distinguished Conduct Medal
arrived. (16-11-1916).
2244. Cpl W.G.Barnwell (Oxfordshire
& Buckinghamshire Light Infantry).
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion
to duty during operations. The enemy
were seen massing for a counter-attack,
but Corporal Barnwell, though
wounded, moved his machine-gun out
Distinguished Conduct Medal.
in front of the captured trench and
Also awarded the Military Medal
opened fire with such effect that he was
and the Russian Medal of
largely responsible for the enemy’s
BARNWELL, W. G.
Body-maker, Carriage Department
St.George, 2nd Class
retreat. (21-11-1916).


265193. Cpl A Brawn (Oxfordshire &
Buckinghamshire Light Infantry). For
conspicuous gallantry and devotion to
duty. A party of the enemy had
advanced and occupied a position close
to his post. He at once left his post with
his bombers and with great gallantry
attacked and dispersed a superior force.
BRAWN, A
Rubber, Carriage Department
Distinguished Conduct Medal
(18-7-1917)
13880. Sjt S. J. Clarke. Wiltshire
Regiment, 7th Battalion (Bletchley). He
was Acting C.S.M of the left leading
company during the attack on the Foret
de Marmol on the 4th November 1918.
When all the officers of his company
became casualties he took command of
the company and led them most
gallantly to the final objective where he
superintended the consolidation and
continued in command until an officer
was sent forward from the reserve
company to assume command. His
initiative and resource at the critical
moment ensured the success of the
CLARKE, S. J.
Labourer, Carriage Department
Distinguished Conduct Medal
operation. (2-12-1919).
1208. L/Cpl (1st Btn Oxfordshire &
Buckinghamshire Light Infantry TF).
For consistent good work on patrol
duty for the past six months. (11-03-
GOSTELOW, G.
Apprentice Fitter, Carriage Department
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1916).


49308. Sjt G. C. Hill. R.E (LG 20th
Oct, 1916). For conspicuous and
consistent gallantry during operations.
He has over and over again shown great
bravery when in charge of working
parties under heavy fire. He took out
Distinguished Conduct Medal.
his section on ten consecutive nights,
Also awarded the Military Medal
and did fine work under heavy fire,
and the Russian Medal of
though suffering very heavy casualties.
HILL, G. C.
Finisher, Carriage Department
St. George , 1st Class
He was finally wounded himself.
265610. Sjt T. P. Hopcroft
(Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light
Infantry). For conspicuous gallantry
and devotion to duty. He led his men in
the most gallant manner and succeeded
in capturing an enemy machine gun.
HOPCROFT, T. P.
Coachmaker, Carriage Department
Distinguished Conduct Medal
(18-06-1917).
265539. Sjt H. J. Hurst (Oxfordshire &
Buckinghamshire Light Infantry)
Wolverton. For conspicuous gallantry
and devotion to duty in attack. He was
in command of a platoon and, though
wounded, he continued to lead them
gained his objective and consolidated
the position. He then made untiring
efforts to bring in the wounded, and
saved the lives of an officer and several
men. He inspired all his men by his
HURST, H. J.
Coachmaker, Carriage Department
Distinguished Conduct Medal
energy and leadership. (26-1-1918).


20056. Pte E. H. Owen 6th Btn
Northamptonshire Regiment.
(L.Edmonton). (LG lOJan 1920). For
conspicuous gallantry as runner in
operations near Preux, on 4th
November 1918. When his Platoon had
been seriously depleted by casualties
and their objectives were still ungained,
he, operating by himself, succeeded in
capturing twenty prisoners. He has
done continuous good work, and has
OWEN,E.H.
Labourer, Carriage Department
Distinguished Conduct Medal
been three times wounded.
2238. Bugler J. E. Scragg (Oxfordshire
& Buckinghamshire Light Infantry).
For conspicuous gallantry during
operations he was orderly to the
company commander, and when he saw
him fall immediately ran to him,
attended to his wound under heavy fire,
and dragged him fifty yards in broad
daylight into safety. He has many times
shown great coolness under fire. (22-9-
SCRAGG, J. E.
Body-maker, Carriage Department
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1916).
BRADBURY, G.
Labourer, Carriage Department
Military Medal
Military Medal.
Also awarded Medaille
D’honneur avec glaives en
BUCK, W. C.
Fitter, Carriage Department
bronze
CHURCH, B. J.
Labourer, Carriage Department
Military Medal
COLTON, R. J.
Fitter, Carriage Department
Military Medal
Apprentice Finisher, Carriage
COOK, W. F.
Department
Military Medal


Military Medal.
Also awarded Bar to Military
DANIELLS, G.
Labourer, Carriage Department
Medal
FRANCKLOW, R. G.
Painter, Carriage Department
Military Medal
HART, A J.
Finisher, Carriage Department
Military Medal
Military Medal.
Also awarded Meritorious
HENSON, H.T.
Finisher, Carriage Department
Service Medal
HOLLYOAKE, A G.
Brass Finisher, Carriage Department
Military Medal
Missing, and presumed dead
HULL, A
Brass Finisher, Carriage Department
Military Medal
Killed in action, 4th June, 1918.
IRESON, E. J.
Coachmaker, Carriage Department
Military Medal
JONES, W. G. H.
Labourer, Carriage Department
Military Medal
Military Medal.
Also awarded Medaille
D’honneur avec glaives en
LANE,G.
Fitters Labourer, Carriage Department
bronze
Military Medal.
MASON, W.
Labourer, Carriage Department
Also mentioned in despatches
MAY,A E,
Fitter, Carriage Department
Military Medal
Military Medal.
Also awarded the Italian Croce
ODELL,G.H.
Labourer, Carriage Department
di guerra
ROGERS, R. A
Coachmaker, Carriage Department
Military Medal
Military Medal.
Also awarded First and Second
SANDERS, W.
Finisher, Carriage Department
Bars to Military Medal
SIMONS, W.J.
Coachmaker, Carriage Department
Military Medal
STONE, F.
Machinist, Carriage Department
Military Medal
Military Medal.
Also awarded Medaille
D’honneur avec glaives en
STONES, J. T.
Rubber, Carriage Department
bronze
TAPP, G. J.
Lifter, Carriage Department
Military Medal
TOWNSEND, A W.
Fitter, Carriage Department
Military Medal
WALKER, A W.
Labourer, Carriage Department
Military Medal


Workshop Checker, Carriage
WILLINGHAM, H.
Department
Military Medal
WILLIS, A T.
Labourer, Carriage Department
Military Medal
WISON, S.
Cleaner, Carriage Department
Military Medal
WISE, W. F.
Coachmaker, Carriage Department
Military Medal
AGER, W.G.
Labourer, Carriage Department
Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal.
CANVIN, H. A
Fitter, Carriage Department
Also a Mentioned in Despatches
COLES, S.
Clerk, Carriage Department
Meritorious Service Medal
COX,J. T.
Inspector, Carriage Department
Meritorious Service Medal
DA VIES, S. M.
Body-maker, Carriage Department
Meritorious Service Medal
HENSON, F. V.
Electric Fitter, Carriage Department
Meritorious Service Medal
JONES, E.
Trimmer, Carriage Department
Meritorious Service Medal
LLOYD, J.
Fitter, Carriage Department
Meritorious Service Medal
MACKEY,F.
Finisher, Carriage Department
Meritorious Service Medal
McBRIGHT, S.
Clerk, Carriage Department
Meritorious Service Medal
NICHOLSON, H. P.
Fitter, Carriage Department
Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal.
TAYLOR, P. H.
Finisher, Carriage Department
Also a Mentioned in Despatches
Meritorious Service Medal.
TAYLOR,W.F.
Painter, Carriage Department
Also a Mentioned in Despatches
Meritorious Service Medal.
WAINE,H.
Painter, Carriage Department
Also a Mentioned in Despatches
WILLSON, A J.
Clerk, Carriage Department
Meritorious Service Medal
HILL, W. R.
Fitter, Carriage Department
French Croix de Guerre
Roumanian Medaille Barbatie Si
JONES, F. G.
Rubber, Carriage Department
Credinta, 1 st Class
Roumanian Medaille Barbatie Si
WOOLLEY, F. B.
Polisher, Carriage Department
Credinta, 1 st Class
CARTER, J. H.
Gas Fitter, Carriage Department
Mentioned in Despatches
GARDINER, W. G. J.
P.
Fitter, Carriage Department
Mentioned in Despatches
IBELL, J. O.
Coachmaker, Carriage Department
Mentioned in Despatches
SYRETT, G. A
Labourer, Carriage Department
Mentioned in Despatches


TABERNER, T. M.
Clerk, Carriage Department
Mentioned in Despatches
WARREN, J. D.
Clerk, Carriage Department
Mentioned in Despatches
WILLIAMS, H. M.
Assistant to Carriage Superintendent
Mentioned in Despatches

Railwaymen at War – 1914-1919

Brendan Sheridan has kindly shared with me some of his research on the railwaymen from Wolverton who lost their lives in WW1. At the end of the war the L&NWR published a book detailing the lives lost and honours gained in this hugely wasteful conflict. The book was presented to each of the next-of-kin of those railwaymen who died. Brendan Sheridan is presently working on a WWII compilation which will be equally important and useful and if any readers out there know of any documents that might help him in his research, please, in the first instance, contact me through the email facility.

As you can see from the listed occupations some of these men were apprentices when they signed up and sadly their lives were very short.

Besides reproducing this list as a record of the sacrifice of these men, it occurs to me that it may have use for those doing genealogical research, and for those interested in railway occupations 100 years ago.

In the next few days I will publish the awards for gallantry and something about the role of Wolverton Works and the Railway in the war. I then plan to go on to examine other conflicts under the general heading of Wolverton at War.

LNWR
WOLVERTON RAILWAYMEN DIED 1914-1919
NAME
Grade
Naval or Military Rank
Adams, A
Fitter
Aircraftsman
Adams, E.
Lad
Sergeant
Adams, H.W.
Coachmaker
Private
Andrews, F.H.
Coachmaker
Private
Applin, E.H.
Fitter
Private
Atkins, FJ.
Labourer
Private
Bailey, F.B.
Carriage Cleaner
Private
Bailey, H.E.
Porter
Private
Barcock, H.R.
Glazier
Sapper
Barnes, H.
Trimmer
Private
Barnwell, DJ.
Labourer
Lance-Corporal
Bartlett, WJ.
Labourer
Private
Bason, E.E.
Fitter
Private
Bates, H.
Rough Painter
Private
Battams, A.E.
Sawyer
Sergeant
Battams, W.H.
Labourer
Lance-Corporal
Baxter, P.E.
Labourer
Lance-Corporal
Bennett, W. E.
Labourer
Private
Biddiscombe, AJ.
Foreman’s Clerk
Lance-Corporal
Biddle, W.
Engine Fireman
Private
Bishop, J.P.
Rubber
Private
Bissell, S.B.
Moulder
Private
Booth, E.H.
Painter
Private
Bowles, F.
Labourer
Private
Brightman, E.
Fitter
Private
Britten, W.E.
Engine Cleaner
Private
Brown, W.
Fitter
Lance-Corporal
Burnell, H.
Fitter
Private
Burnell, W.
Painter
Private
Burnham, WJ.
Gas Fitter
Private
Bush, D.E.
Trimmer
Private
Casemore, J.
Painter
Private
Chilton, J.
Labourer
Private
Clare, J.E.
Labourer
Private
Clarke, R.A
Paint Cleaner
Private
Coey, WJ.
Painter
Lance-Corporal
Cole, GJ.
Brass Finisher
Sergeant
Coleman, G.
Painter
Private
Compton, B J.
Coachmaker
Lance-Corporal
1


Cooper, L.M.
Labourer
Private
Craker, E.A
Painter
Private
Cripps, G.
Labourer
Private
Crisp, AW.
Labourer
Private
Cross, J.T.
Smith
Private
Cross, W.e.
Fitter
Private
Cross, W.H.
Fitter
Sergeant
Cunnington, W.
Brass Polisher
AB. Seaman
Davidge, H.I.
Machinist
Private
Davies, S.
Sawyer
Private
Dudley, P.G.
Labourer
Private
Edmunds, H.
Labourer
Private
Eno, AG.
Painter
Private
Evans, AA
Coachmaker
Corporal
Farthing, AW.
Labourer
Private
Faulkner, W.
Painter
Lance-Corporal
Fessey, F.W.
Painter
Bugler
Finch, W.I.
Labourer
Private
Fincher, AV.
Painter
Lance-Corporal
Fletcher, H.
Clerk
Private
Flint, A
Finisher
Corporal
Foddy, W.H.
Painter
Corporal
French, e.A
Labourer
Private
French, G.A
Striker
Private
French, W.T.
Rubber
Private
Gammage, H.H.
Painter
Private
Garratt, A
Sawyer
Private
Garratt, J.W.
Coachmaker
Sapper
Geary, W.W.
Electrical Fitter
Pioneer
Gibbard, R.I.
Messenger
Lance-Corporal
Glenn, S.
Labourer
Private
Goodridge, AG.
Trimmer
Private
Goodridge, J.
Finisher
Private
Grace, W.
Labourer
Private
Gregory, G.V.
Fitter
Private
Groves, E.
Labourer
Corporal
Guntrip, RW.
Labourer
Private
Hale,F.
Carpenter
Private
Hall, A.I.
Labourer
Private
Hardwick, F.G.
Youth
Private
Hardwike, A
Polisher
Private
Harris, C.I.
Labourer
Private
Harris, W.E.
Labourer
AB. Seaman
Harrison, S.H.
Carriage Cleaner
Private
Hellenburgh, A
Coachmaker
Lance-Corporal
2


Hensman, E.A
Rough Painter
Rifleman
Henson, e.
Labourer
Corporal
Hepworth, e.
Brass Finisher
Private
Herbert, F.I.
Coachmaker
Rifleman
Hewitt, B.
Painter
Private
Holland, W.
Coachmaker
Private
Hollis, W.e.
Brass Finisher
Lance-Corporal
Holloway, G.A
Fitter
Sergeant
Hollyoake, AG.
Brass Finisher
Private
Holt, W.
Rubber
Private
Holton, P.
Fitter, Apprentice
Private
Hongson, S.P.
Painter
Private
Hopkins, B.
Fitter
Sapper
Howe, H.
Rubber
Private
Howes, L.F.I.
Fireman
Sapper
Hull, A
Brass Finisher
Private
Ingram, W.
Labourer
Private
Jackson, F.I.R
Painter, Apprentice
Private
Johnson, D.
Coachmaker
Lance-Sergeant
Jones, W.G.
Carriage Cleaner
Private
Keech, AE.
Finisher
Private
Kettle, RA
Labourer
Sergeant
Kightley, K.G.
Coachmaker
Corporal
King, S.S.
Finisher
Lance-Corporal
Kitchener, AT.
Clerk
Private
Knight, E.W.
Labourer
Pioneer
Knopp, A
Painter
Driver
Lamble, P.
Machinist
Driver
Lawrence, AH.
Labourer
Lance-Sergeant
Leonard, E.W.
Coachmaker
Sapper
Lewis, E.H.
Wireman
Private
Lock, W.H.
Painter
Private
Lovesay, P.M.
Labourer
Private
Lucas, RH.
Finisher
Private
Malcher, P.e.
Stripper
Lance-Corporal
Mander, AV.
Machinist
Private
Maycock, H.J.
Sawyer
Private
McKay, P.H.
Finisher
Private
Mead, W.
Rubber
Private
Millward, E.G.
Electrical Fitter
Sapper
Moore, E.S.
Carpenter
Sapper
Moore, J.H.G.
Youth
Private
Moore, W.H.
Labourer
Gunner
Morris, E.
Striker
Private
3


Morris, W.I.
Coachmaker
Private
Mundy, E.
Moulder
Private
Newton, F.I.
Carter
Private
Odell, S.
Painter
Private
Old, H.W.
Painter
Private
Oldham, J.W.
Labourer
Private
Pass, E.A
Painter
Private
Phillips, W.B.
Foreman’s Clerk
Sergeant
Pittam, AA
Labourer
Private
Pittam, G.
Porter
Private
Plumb, H.
Labourer
Private
Pollard, J.
Trimmer
Lance-Corporal
Powell, L.
Coachmaker
Private
Ratcliffe, G.R
Labourer
Private
Richardson, P.R
Labourer
Lance-Corporal
Riddy, W.e.
Rubber
Private
Riley, N.
Labourer
Private
Roberts, G.I.e.
Fitter
Private
Roberts, H.S.
Drop Hammer Attendant
Private
Robinson, T.A. R
Painter, Apprentice
Private
Rolfe, RH.
Labourer
Private
Rose, W.E.
Labourer
Private
Ruddlesdin, L.
Brass Finisher
Private
Ruffhead, H.A
Machinist
Private
Sapwell, AF.
Engine Cleaner
Private
Savage, H.G.
Fitter
Private
Sayell, S.M.
Rubber
Private
Seamarks, H.S.
Labourer
Private
Shakeshaft, A
Labourer
Private
Shaw, E.F.
Labourer
Sapper
Shaw, W.I.
Clerk
Sub-Lieut
Shepherd, J.G.A
Labourer
Lance-Corporal
Sherwood, e.E.
Trimmer
2nd-Lieut
Shouler, A
Sawyer
Private
Shouler, S.G.
Machinist
Private
Simms, AT.
Painter
Private
Simpson, H.
Fitter
Private
Sirett, G.A
Labourer
Sergeant
Slater, J.J.
Painter
Private
Smith, AW.
Painter
Gunner
Smith, E.
Labourer
Private
Smith, F.
Watchman
e.S.M.
Smith, F.W.
Clerk
e.S.M.
Smith, M.
Labourer
Private
Smith, W.E.
Labourer
Private
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Spong, AH.
Trimmer
Private
Spriggs, J.
Rough Painter
Private
Stewart, A
Painter
Private
Swaine, A.E.
Shunt Horse Driver
Private
Tack, AE.
Painter
Acting-Corporal
Tapp, R.
Inside Painter
Driver
Tarr, A
Painter
Private
Thompson, J.M.
Fitter
Lance-Corporal
Todd, H.
Brass Finisher
Private
Tombs, W.A
Sawyer
Private
Tooley, W.I.
Trimmer
Private
Tooth, T.E.
Fitter
Private
Townsend, H.
Finisher
Corporal
Umney, B.D.
Painter
Private
Wadsworth, AR.
Labourer
Private
Walters, A
Striker
Private
Watson, E.E.
Striker
Private
Watson, J.R.
Finisher
Private
Welford, R.
Painter
Private
Welham, P.H.
Labourer
Corporal
Wells, S.
Fitter
Private
West, A
Painter
Lance-Corporal
West, G.
Coachmaker
Rifleman
Whatley,R.
Labourer
Private
Whitbread, P.H.
Coachmaker
Private
White, S.
Labourer
Private
Whitehead, W.A
Machinist
Private
Whitfield, E.E.
Fitter
Private
Whitlock, Ae.
Labourer
Private
Willett, AI.
Labourer
Private
Willett, M.
Labourer
Rifleman
Willis, F.T.
Coachmaker
Private
Winsor, W.P.
Trimmer
Corporal
Wood, H.P.E.
Painter
Private
Wood, W.
Coachmaker
Rifleman
Worker,E.
Striker
Private
Worker, J.
Coachmaker
Rifleman
Worringer, F.E.
Fitter
Private
Wright, AW.
Labourer
Private
Wright, E.H.
Painter
Private
Yakes, J.
Labourer
Pioneer
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