The Wellesbourne Page


We are assembling information we have on those who served in the armed forces and particularly those who died during or shortly after the Great War. Our starting point was those named on the War Memorial which is now in St Peter's Church Yard but was originally on the land where there the traffic island is by the old Talbot Public House. The illustrations above show how it was first erected and its current site,

In May 2014 an article appeared on page 6 in the Wellesbourne and Walton Parish News. It was written by Rosalind Bolton the Vice Chairman of the Parish Council and described the history of both the Walton and the Wellesbourne Memorials. A link to the Parish News is:

https://sites.google.com/site/wellesbourneandwaltonnews/ 

Wellesbourne Roll of Honour

During the course of research, a Roll has been prepared adding and updating prevous records to show a more comprehensive if perhaps still not complete list of Wellesbourne men who served including those that died.
You can visit the "Roll" by clicking the heading above. 

For information about the compilation of the "Roll" visit:
Wellesbourne and Walton Rolls of Honour


Do you know any of the people on these photos below? 

These old photos below show some of those who served and we would like to see if we can identify any of men photographed.

If you can help please email tony_whiteley@hotmail.com




Newly enlisted men outside the Conservative Club. Again newly enlisted men outside the Conservative Club
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A group with soldiers outside the  Peacock Pub A photo of volunteers from Wellesbourne
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The following  names are on the memorial:



We also have discovered others who served and lived or came to live in our villages:




Who was Captain Pearson M.C.






Captain Nicholas from Tasmania one of two brothers who lost the lives

His brother died in Egypt fighting the Turks at the Battle of Romani 

 




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