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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:

October 1918

MAIN INCIDENTS IN THE WAR

MAJOR BATTLES ON THE WESTERN FRONT

Battles of the Hindenberg Line continued
  Battle of the Canal du Nord 27th September to 1st October
  Battle of the St Quentin Canal 29th September to 2nd October
  Battle of Beaurevoir 3rd to 5th October
  Battle of Cambrai 8th to 9th October
Final Advance in Flanders continued  
  Battle of Ypres 28th September to 2nd October
  Battle of Coutrai 14th to 19th October
Final Advance in Artois 2nd October to 11th November
Final Advance in Picardy 17th October to 11th November
  Battle of the Selle 17th to 25th October

THE MESOPOTAMIA CAMPAIGN

Turkey signs Armistice 1st October


THE CAMPAIGN IN EGYPT AND PALESTINE

Final Offensive beyond the Jordan to 26th October
Armistice 31st October 1918


THE CAMPAIGN IN ITALY

Battle of Vittorio Veneto 24th October to 3rd November


LOCAL CASUALITES

2nd - Horace George Dicker (CROWTHORNE)
3rd - Terence Faulkner Mackay (EASTHAMPSTEAD and RANELAGH SCHOOL)
5th - John Williams (ASCOT)
9th - Harold Richard Ackrill (SANDHURST)
  - Frank Edgar Wall (CROWTHORNE)
10th - James Lewis Gilbert (CROWTHORNE)
  - Basil Haye (CROWTHORNE)
11th - Ernest Edward Clacey (CROWTHORNE)
14th - Charles Herbert Norman (BRACKNELL)
17th - George White (ASCOT)
22nd - Robert Leonard Creasy (CRANBOURNE)
  - William Henry Rousseau Hinde (CROWTHORNE)
23rd - Henry William Edward Wharton (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
28th - Horace Cole (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
  - Frederick Richard Final (SANDHURST)
30th - Frederick John Pither (CROWTHORNE and WOKINGHAM ST SEBASTIANS)

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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