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Presteigne & The Great WarAlbert Richards

This project, running throughout the four centenary years , is collecting and researching  memories of  the Great War’s impact on the town of Presteigne and its immediate area. The results will be saved at The Judge’s Lodging as a record for the future.

Small displays, highlighting different aspects of the war's impact will accompany the work. There are FREE to visit.  Text from these exhibitions will continue to be available after their display, so you may visit and catch up on an topics you may have missed.

Aug - Oct 2014  Corton House - Presteigne's Military Hospital and the work of Miss Evelyn OBE

Oct - Dec 2014  The Radnorshire Constabulary at War

Mar - June 2015 To the Families, One Coin

May - Sept 2015 Napoleon & Powys - the focus will shift, in this bicentenary year of Waterloo, to those soldiers from Presteigne who served in the 'first'  Great War, as the Napoleonic Wars were called until World War One.

 

How can you help?

Get hunting and asking!  Few households in Presteigne would have been left unaffected by this event. We need you to come to us with any information, photographs  or documents you may have in your family, or from friends, so we can take note of the details. Just drop in, call or email us.

For families who had members that served, we are creating individual cards for each soldier — any information you have on them,  however little, will help and they will be added to a growing reference collection.  All cards will be kept on  display for people in Presteigne to view any time.

 

Featured soldiers

Cards have currently been prepared for the following soldiers and are on display.  Do come and read about the lives of these brave men.  Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more about any of these men and cannot get to us. Please do tell us if you have any further information or photographs of anyone who served from the Presteigne area, so we can ensure they are properly represented in our archive for the future. This list will continue to grow as more research is done, but currently contains all names shown on Presteigne's War Memorial:

Edward John Adlington  1879 - 1918

James Albert Booth 1885 - 1916

Osborne Aaron Bounds 1895 - 1918

Pryce Thomas Bowen 1895 - 1917

Colwyn Frank Briggs  1898 - 1918

Charles Percy Brown 1893 - 1933

Francis William Bursnell  1880 - 1915

Henry Richard Butcher 1880 - 1916

Lewis Davies 1889 - 1918

Horace Daniel Evans 1897 - 1917

William Thomas Evans 1887 - 1918

Thomas Frederick George 1882 - 1918

Richmond Edward Ormrod Lyttleton Green 1896 - 1916

Frederick John Griffiths  1873 - 1917

Brigadier General Thomas Griffiths 1865 - 1947

Edward Holl 1898 - 1916

Norman Menzies Hughes 1898 - 1917

William Herbert Johnson 1897 - 1915

John S Joseph 1897 - 1918

David Lewis 1885 - 1917

John Lewis 1897 - 1918

John Ernest Meredith 1889 - 1917

Alfred Harbidge ' Harby' Millichamp  1881 - 1915

Henry Farmer Millichamp 1888 - 1918

William George Millichamp 1895 - 1918

The Millichamps of Presteigne (family together)

Morgan brothers, Byton

Brian Percy Morris 1898 - 1918

Ivor & Howard Owens 1898 - 1917 / 1992

Charles Leonard Powell 1897 - 1918

James Powell 1882 - 1915

John Thomas Powell 1896 - 1917

Walter Powell 1887 - 1917

Charles Henry Preece  1894 - 1916

Albert Edward Probert 1890 - 1918

Richard Pugh 1886 - 1919

William Arthur Reese 1896 - 1919

Arthur W Saunders 1897 - 1915

Smallman brothers

John Thomas Taylor 1896 - 1915

Henry Taylor 1974 - 1915

Henry Turner 1890 - 1918

William Turner 1898 - 1917

Robert Vaughan 1877 - 1915

George Herbert (Heber) Watkins 1891 - 1918

Ernest John Webb  1889 - 1917

 

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