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Commemorations

On the anniversary of the death of each of the fallen from the Wootton Bassett area, a wreath is laid by the War Memorial from before 11am until after 6pm, and a poster is displayed nearby, providing information about the man commemorated.

Helps, Edwin, Rifleman, d. 15 December 1916
Rowe, Rupert Charles, Coy Sergeant Major, d. 21 January 1917
Lovelock, Charles, Private, d. 28 January 1917
Clarke, James, Sergeant, d. 29 January 1917
Gibbs, John Charles Bromwich, Private, d. 10 February 1917
Fry, Herbert William, Private, d. 30 March 1917
Church, Harry, Private, d. 09 April 1917
Merrett, Sidney Albert, Corporal, DCM, d. 09 April 1917
Skull, Reginald Henry G, Private, MM, DCM, d. 09 April 1917
Merrett, Henry James, Lance Corporal, d. 15 April 1917
Hunt, George Seymour, Private, d. 03 May 1917
Hart, Samuel Gordon, Sergeant, d. 26 May 1917
Twine, Arthur, Private, d. 05 June 1917
Shepherd, Frank, Trooper, d. 18 June 1917
Painter, Raymond Charles, Private, d. 27 June 1917
Edmonds, Albert, Air Mechanic 2nd Class, d. 20 August 1917
Hunt, Lionel Frederick Job, Private, MM, d. 10 September 1917
Drury, Philip Charles, Gunner, d. 30 September 1917
Brown, Eltham Bryan, Private, d. 26 October 1917

November 2017
Field of Remembrance at Lydiard Park
Remembrance Parade in Royal Wootton Bassett

Tayler, Harold Lyttleton George, Private, d. 10 November 1917
Hunt, Thomas George, Private, d. 11 November 1917
Hunt, Reginald Alfred, Gunner, d. 22 December 1917
Chequer, Herbert Jeffrey, Gunner, d. 31 December 1917
Gingell, George, Able Seaman, d. 12 January 1918
Street, Hubert H Styles, Lance Corporal, MM, d. 05 March 1918
Walker, Jasper Wilfred, Private, d. 21 March 1918
Webb, Frank Curtis, Private, d. 21 March 1918
Moulding, George, Sergeant, d. 25 March 1918
Beazley, Arthur, Lance Corporal, d. 30 March 1918
Ody, Elton John, Lance Corporal, d. 10 April 1918
Jacobs, William, Private, d. 12 April 1918
Sainsbury, William James, Private, d. 14 April 1918
Gibson, Thomas Edward, Lance Corporal, d. 21 April 1918
Sargent, Augustus Montague, 2nd Lieutenant, d. 27 April 1918
Eacott, Arthur Robert Leonard, Private, d. 06 May 1918
Lovelock, Victor Rowland, Private, d. 08 May 1918
Baston, Walter, Sergeant, d. 9th May 1918
Manners, Albert John, Gunner, d. 29 May 1918
Spackman, John Pickett, Guardsman, d. 01 June 1918
Brown, Alan, Private, d. 10 July 1918
Ashfield, Lionel Arthur, Lieutenant, DFC, d. 16 July 1918
Beazley, Herbert, Rifleman, d. 17 July 1918
Broom, William, Private, d. 01 September 1918
Franklin, Leonard, Private, d. 18 September 1918

November 2018
Field of Remembrance at Lydiard Park
Remembrance Parade in Royal Wootton Bassett

Foster, Sydney Fisher, Private, d. 04 November 1918
Buckland, Reginald, Private, d. 08 November 1918
Westmacott, William A, Air Mech 2nd Class, d. 09 March 1919
Leslie, Ernest Hodgson, Captain, d. 16 March 1919
Harris, Walter Thomas Edward, Private, d. 13 November 1920

This act of remembrance was instigated and is carried out by local historian Sheridan Parsons and is supported by a grant from the Area Board.

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