Ogbourne St Andrew Parish History Group

        Ogbourne St Andrew, Maisey & Rockley
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History of 1st Battalion Wiltshire Rifles  

In August 1914 the battalion was at Tidworth as part of the 7th Brigade, 3rd Division.  This Division was one of the first to deploy in France in 1914, and remained on the Western front for the duration of the War, being involved in nearly all the major battles.  

Name    Nelson William Cauldwell
Rank     Private
Unit      "A" Coy, 1st Bn
Age       21
DoD      20th May 1915
service  #  10123
Grave    Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery

Name    Albert Ernest Edward Wigmore
Rank     Private
Unit     "D" Coy, 1st Bn
Age       34
DoD      22nd June 1915
service  #  10545
Grave    Hooge Crater Cemetery

Name    Charles Arthur Hams
Rank     Corporal
Unit      1st Bn
Age      30
DoD     3rd September 1916
service #  18388
Grave   Thiepval Memorial

Name    George Angell
Rank     Private
Unit      1st Bn
Age       31
DoD      22nd February 1917
service # 18390
Grave    Ogbourne St Andrew Churchyard extension

April 2022
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