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First World War Centenary

Remembering the Men of Freshford Who Fell in the Great War 1914-1918

Further details for those named on the Freshford War Memorial on the Tyning, on the plaque in the Memorial Hall, and in Alan Dodge’s, “Freshford – History of a Somerset Village”:-

† Edward George Bath, Acting Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery died 13 Nov 1916 age 26 Battle of the Somme.

† Edward James Care, Private, 8th (Service) Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry) died 11 Apr 1917 age about 36 Arras Offensive 1917.

† Ernest William Carter, Private, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry) died 28 Apr 1917 age 20 Arras Offensive 1917.

† Percy Harry Doel, Private, 5th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) died 28 Mar 1918 age about 24 First Battle of Arras 1918.

† William Augustus Spencer Edwards, Major, 7th Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment) Mentioned in Despatches, died of wounds on 30 Apr 1916 age 41 Amara, Mesopotamia.

† George Eveleigh Longman, Private, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry) reported missing assumed to have been killed in action, 28 Apr 1917 age about 32 Arras Offensive.

† Roy Douglas Male, Private, 1st/4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment died 13 Nov 1917 age 25 El Mesmiyeh Palestine.

† Walter Lewin Male, Private, 1st/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment died 31 Mar 1917 age about 21 Baghdad, Mesopotamia.

† William Alfred Ambrose Morris, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps died 27 Jul 1916 age 37 Battle of the Somme.

 † Frederick John Perrett, Private, 1st/4th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment died 24 Jun 1915 age about 29 Delhi, India.

† Charles Vaughan Rose, Private, 1st (Royal) Dragoons died 24 Mar 1918 age 22 First Battle of the Somme 1918.

† Joseph Henry Rose, Private, Welsh Guards, killed in action 21 Jun 1916 age 43 Brandhoek, Belgium.

† Ernest Albert Rouse, Private, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry), died 1 Jul 1916 age about 34 Somme.

† Arthur Sharp, Gunner, 125 Battery, Royal Field Artillery, died 4 Jun 1917 age 26 Pas-de-Calais, Nord, France.

† Charles Smith, Private, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade. (see note)

† William Henry Smith. Private, 1st Battalion, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade. Died 22 Aug 1915 age 24 Ypres, Belgium.

† William Taylor, Gunner, Canadian Field Artillery, 1st Canadian Division Ammunition Column, died 24 Feb 1916 age 26, Bailleul, Nord, France.

† Robert Edward Turner, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry), died 7 May 1918 age 37 Pas-de-Calais, Nord, France.

Note: Charles Smith emigrated from England sometime after 1891, but no further information has been found.

Roger Purcell

August 2014

15 December 2020
Last Updated
11 March 2021