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WORLD WAR ONE IN BRACKNELL FOREST

The Bracknell Forest Society website is charting the war’s effects on Bracknell Forest during the four years of WW1. Month by month the major battles and incidents will be highlighted and the men who lost their lives listed. See what was happening 100 years ago:

August 1918

MAIN INCIDENTS IN THE WAR

MAJOR BATTLES ON THE WESTERN FRONT

Battles of the Marne continued  
Battle of Amiens 8th to 11th August
Second Battles of the Somme 1918 21st August to 3rd September
Phases:    
  Battle of Albert 21st to 23rd August
  Second Battle of Bapaume 31st August to 3rd September
Advance in Flanders 18th August to 6th September
Second Battles of Arras 26th August to 3rd September

LOCAL CASUALITES

6th - Henry Bracey Sheppard (SANDHURST)
9th - Charles Pooley (SANDHURST)
  - Frederick James Spicer (CROWTHORNE)
10th - Maurice Kenward (RANELAGH SCHOOL)
16th - Frederick Victor Rance (BRACKNELL)
21st - Cyril George Franklin (RANELAGH SCHOOL)
22nd - William Howard Scribbins (CROWTHORNE and RANELAGH SCHOOL)
23rd - Nelson Green (BINFIELD)
  - William Edward Watson (BRACKNELL and CHAVEY DOWN)
25th - Edmund Charles Toy (BRACKNELL)
26th - John Callingham (EASTHAMPSTEAD and RANELAGH SCHOOL)
27th - Ralph Henry Hancocks (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
  - John Hutton (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
28th - Ernest Albert Jordan (BRACKNELL)
30th - Alfred William King (BRACKNELL)
  - Richard Tier Preston (WARFIELD)

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“Bracknell’s Great War Fallen" written by our History Officer Andrew Radgick, is now available and documents the lives and war experiences of all the local men listed on the War Memorials in Bracknell Forest Borough. It contains letters and eye-witness accounts from the front line plus photos of many of the men. There is also guidance on how to investigate your own family members who took part in the war to end all wars.

   -    Volume I covers Bracknell and Easthampstead
   -    Volume II covers Binfield, Warfield, Winkfield and Cranbourne
   -    Volume III covers Crowthorne and Sandhurst

Each volume costs £20. To order a copy, please send an email to giving your contact details and which volumes you would like to order.

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Our History Representative, Andrew Radgick, is also available to give talks on WW1 and the History of Bracknell, and can be contacted by email at

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1918 Monthly summaries of Major Campaigns and Local Casualties
      WW1 January 1918
      WW1 February 1918
      WW1 March 1918
      WW1 April 1918
      WW1 May 1918
      WW1 June 1918
      WW1 July 1918
      WW1 August 1918