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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 1917

MAIN INCIDENTS IN THE WAR

MAJOR BATTLES ON THE WESTERN FRONT
     
Third Battle of Ypres continued  
Phases:  
  Second Battle of Passchendaele continued
Cambrai Operations 20th November to 30th December

THE MESOPOTAMIA CAMPAIGN

Battle of Tikrit 5th November

THE CAMPAIGN IN EGYPT AND PALESTINE

Third Battle of Gaza continued  
Affair of Huj, Action of El Mughar, and Capture of Junction Station
  8th to 14th November
Battle of Nabi Samweil 20th to 24th November

THE CAMPAIGN IN SALONIKA

Battle of Tumbitza Farm 17th November to 7th December

THE CAMPAIGN IN ITALY

First troops arrive 5th November

LOCAL CASUALITES

1st - Albert Henry Hancock (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
5th - John Firman Quick (BRACKNELL)
6th - Ernest George Lovejoy (WARFIELD)
  - James Edward Cook (CROWTHORNE)
7th - Standish Art O'Donoghue (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
8th - Charles Alexander Burleigh Robson (SANDHURST)
20th - Harry Lee Holliss (BRACKNELL and HARMANSWATER)
22nd - William George Greenough (CROWTHORNE)
23rd - Bertram Edward Carr (BRACKENLL BOWLING & SOCIAL CLUB)
26th - Frank Mileham (BINFIELD)
27th - Stanley Herbert Ewins (BRACKNELL)
  - Richard James Legg (BRACKNELL)
  - Arthur James Hudson (SANDHURST)
28th - Joseph Henry Mills (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
30th - Sidney Victor White (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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Monthly summaries of Major Campaigns and Local Casualties
      WW1 November 1917
      WW1 October 1917
      WW1 September 1917
      WW1 August 1917
      WW1 July 1917
      WW1 June 1917
      WW1 May 1917
      WW1 April 1917
      WW1 March 1917
      WW1 February 1917
      WW1 January 1917