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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 1917

MAIN INCIDENTS IN THE WAR

MAJOR BATTLES ON THE WESTERN FRONT

Third Battle of Ypres continued  
Phases:  
  Battle of Polygon Wood continued  
  Battle of Broodseinde 4th October
  Battle of Poelcapelle 9th October
  First Battle of Passchendaele 12th October
  Second Battle of Passchendaele 26th October to 10th November

THE CAMPAIGN IN EGYPT AND PALESTINE

Third Battle of Gaza 27th October to 7th November

THE CAMPAIGN IN SALONIKA

Capture of Homonodos 14th October

LOCAL CASUALITES

4th - Charlie Mitchell (WINKFIELD)
  - Charles Jonathan Sharp (ASCOT)
  - Arthur William Slaughter (SANDHURST)
5th - Richard Henry Sedman (CROWTHORNE SCHOOL)
8th - William Werrell (WOKINGHAM ST SEBASTIANS)
11th - Alfred Victor Wye (ASCOT)
12th - William Barnest Cole (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
  - George Henry Condick (CROWTHORNE)
20th - Percy Edward Douglas Withey (CRANBOURNE)
25th - William Horace Wicks (CROWTHORNE)
26th - Albert Francis Gale (ASCOT)
  - John Chaplin (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
28th - Alfred James Clarke (EASTHAMPSTEAD)
  - William Vicris Dickinson (SANDHURST)
31st - Albert Edward Skates (BINFIELD)
  - Matthew John Allwright (EASTHAMPSTEAD)

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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 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