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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:

November 1918

MAIN INCIDENTS IN THE WAR

MAJOR BATTLES ON THE WESTERN FRONT

Final Advance in Flanders continued
Final Advance in Artois continued
Final Advance in Picardy continued
Phases:
  Battle of Valenciennes 1st to 2nd November
  Battle of the Sambre 4th November
Germany signs Armistice 11th November

THE CAMPAIGN IN ITALY

Battle of Vittorio Veneto continued  
Armistice 3rd November

LOCAL CASUALITES

1st - Henry Fletcher (BRACKNELL)
  - Charles Cooper (SANDHURST)
2nd - Victor Sargeant (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
4th - Richard Cecil Goulding (CROWTHORNE and RANELAGH SCHOOL)
5th - Albert Gordon Court (BRACKNELL)
9th - George Frederick Smith (ASCOT GRAVE)
10th - Charles Ernest Morris (BINFIELD)
  - William Thomas Seymour (CROWTHORNE)
15th - George Edward Parker (CROWTHORNE)
  - Herbert Edward Stokes (CROWTHORNE GRAVE)
16th - Albert Henry Smith (CROWTHORNE)
20th - Charles Henry Brown (FOREST ROAD SCHOOL)
21st - Frank Edgar Chitty (WINKFIELD)
28th - Arthur John Moorhouse CRANBOURNE GRAVE)

FURTHER CASUALITES

    DECEMBER 1918
9th - James Buckle (FOREST ROAD SCHOOL)
11th - Henry/Harvey William Marshall (BRACKNELL)
31st - William Edward Yeo (CRANBOURNE)
     
    JANUARY 1919
4th - Ernest Seymour Nash (SANDHURST)
5th - Thomas Glew (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
14th - Walter Boyde (CROWTHORNE and SANDHURST)
30th - Percival George Kyte (WARFIELD)
     
    FEBRUARY 1919
13th - Henry Thomas Grant (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
22nd - Gilbert James Bettesworth (ASCOT)
25th - Herbert Cartwright (CROWTHORNE)
  - Archibald James Lovick (CROWTHORNE)
     
    APRIL 1919
2nd - Philip Haye (CROWTHORNE)
20th - Frank Ernest Slyfield (CROWTHORNE SCHOOL)
     
    MAY 1919
28th - Arthur James Rivett (ASCOT GRAVE)
     
    AUGUST 1919
6th - George Herbert Burges (WARFIELD)
     
    SEPTEMBER 1919
14th - Arthur Hautayne Bowring (CRANBOURNE)
     
    NOVEMBER 1919
11th - John McAllister Cameron (CROWTHORNE GRAVE)

ALSO    
10th March 1920 - Thomas John Jones (ASCOT)
17th November 1920 - Samuel Sell (CRANBOURNE GRAVE)
25th February 1921 - George Chapman (BINFIELD GRAVE)
26th August 1925 - John Canning Lethbridge Barnett (BINFIELD)
20th November 1925 - William Stuart Samson (BINFIELD)

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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
      WW1 September 1918
      WW1 October 1918
      WW1 November 1918