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April 2021

Charles William Webb

On the 21st March 1918 Sgt. Charles William Webb serving with the 18th Battalion Machine Gun Corp was killed in action, he was 23 years old.Charles was born in Abbots Bromley in June 1894 to Frederick and Mary Webb nee Wilding, they lived in Bagot Street.Sgt Charles W Webb is… Read More »Charles William Webb

George Preedy

Pte George Preedy killed in action on the 25th March 1918 age 22George was born in Drayton Bassett in 1895 to Joseph and Maria Preedy.George served with the 18th Queen Mary’s Own Hussars who disembarked in France in October 1915.His older brother Charles lost his life in 1915. Pte George… Read More »George Preedy

Charles Alfred Nash

On the 12th of August 1918 Pte Charles Alfred Nash service number 886239 – serving with the 5th Battalion Canadian Infantry (The North Saskatchewan Regt) died of wounds received during the Battle of Amiens. Charles A Nash was born in Abbots Bromley in 1887 to parents George and Lydia nee… Read More »Charles Alfred Nash

Scott Leason

Pte. Scott Leason 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters was killed in action on the 25th March 1918 age 23. Scott was born in Snelston, Derbyshire and in 1918 he married Alice Bentley a Bromley girl – a month before his death. (Alice had lost her brother and two of her cousins… Read More »Scott Leason

John William Lawley

On the 23rd of May 1918 L/Sgt John William Lawley was killed in action in France age 36. John was born in 1881 Ellastone, Derbys to John (occupation butcher) and Dorothy.During the 1880’s the Lawley family moved into the Bagot Arms, which at that time was a pub and working… Read More »John William Lawley

Christopher Berkeley

On the 30th January 1919 2nd Lt. Christopher Berkeley of the Coldstream Guards and attached to the RAF sadly lost his life in a flying accident near Northolt Aerodrome. Christopher was born in 1896 to Rev. Stuart Berkeley and Edith at the Vicarage Abbots BromleyThe untimely death of his father… Read More »Christopher Berkeley

George H. Arnold

The 23rd of September 2018 marks the centenary of the death of Pte. George H. Arnold who was killed in action in France serving with the 8th Battalion North Staffordshire Regt George Arnold was born to Fanny Arnold in Branston, Staffs in 1886. George spent his younger years with his… Read More »George H. Arnold