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Dedication of the Roll of Honour

Programme for the Dedication of the Roll of Honour by The Rt. Rev. Dr. K. E. Kirk, Lord Bishop of Oxford at the Parish Church of All Saints Wokingham, held on 24th October 1948.

St. Paul's Church

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St Paul’s Church was built in 1864 due to the rapid growth of Wokingham after the railway came. It was funded by John Walter III of Bear Wood, who owned the Times Newspaper and donated two acres of land to accommodate the Church and Churchyard. John…

Victor and Robert Sargeant

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John and Martha Sargeant were originally from Bracknell and had 14 children, 7 sons and 7 daughters. Victor was the 9th (born in 1887) and Robert the 12th (born on the 14th of September 1891). The family lived at 6 Shute End and John became a…

Corporal Charles Rideout

Charles was born in Brighton in 1889, the eldest of three boys and three girls. By 1911 he was working as a harness maker at Mr Evans’ Equine Supplies at 19 Peach Street. He was a keen cricketer and footballer, a member of Wokingham Town Band and a…

St Paul’s Church Memorial

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St Paul’s Church was built in 1864 due to the rapid growth of Wokingham after the railway came. It was funded by John Walter of Bear Wood, who owned the Times Newspaper. The Church was 50 years old in 1914, and is celebrating its 150th anniversary in…

James Bowyer

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James Bowyer was born in Wokingham in 1893, the only son of William and Rosa Bowyer who lived in Rose Cottages, Waterloo Road. According to the 1911 Census William's occupation was a “haybinder”. James had an older sister, Gertrude, and two younger…


Frederick James Bourton

Frederick was born in Croydon in 1891, the first child of Alfred and Ellen. He grew up in Waterloo Road, Wokingham and had four younger brothers. His father's occupation is described in the 1911 Census as “cowman on a farm”.
Frederick joined the…


Edward, Bruce and Victor Hills Nicholson

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Edward, Bruce and Victor were the first, third and fourth of the four sons of Alfred and Letitia Nicholson of Glebelands, Wokingham. Alfred was a successful stock broker.
Edward was born in Twickenham in 1880. He received his commission in the Royal…

Frederic de Vere Bruce Allfrey

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Frederic, born 21st September 1891, was the only son of Frederick and Maud de Vere Allfrey of Ashridgewood, Wokingham. He had a sister Vera Maud born about a year before him.

According to the Census, by 1911 Frederic was a regular Army Officer…

Frank Potter

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Frank was born in 1899 in Wokingham to Charles and Fanny (nee Bartholomew). Charles and Fanny were both born in Great Bedwyn in Wiltshire and Charles was a domestic gardener. In 1911 they lived at Toutley Cottages, Kings Street Lane, Winnersh and…