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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:

May 1918

MAIN INCIDENTS IN THE WAR

MAJOR BATTLES ON THE WESTERN FRONT
     
The German Spring Offensive continued
Battle of the Aisne 27th May to 6th June

THE CAMPAIGN IN EGYPT AND PALESTINE

Operations in the Jordan Valley continued  

LOCAL CASUALITES

7th - Albert George Wicks (BINFIELD)
  - Stanley Arthur Smith (CROWTHORNE)
15th - Herbert Witham (SANDHURST)
20th - George Crane (CRANBOURNE GRAVE)
28th - Henry Gerald Samson (BINFIELD)
29th - William Burgess (CRANBOURNE)
  - William Weatherall (SANDHURST)

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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