The Great War

Weston Turville Times Great War Armistice Centenary Edition

A Special Centenary Edition of The Weston Turville Times has been published and printed copies distributed around the parish.

The Newspaper was collated by Glynn White of Weston Turville Historical Society, with typesetting and printing funded by the Parish Council. Thanks to Weston Turville Times distributors, World's End Garden Centre and Ali Boschen for typesetting and design.

It is part of a number of 1918-2018 Remembrance activities being undertaken by Ubiquitous Theatre, funded by the Heart of Bucks Foundation.

In 2014, we executed a project to document the story of the Great war and subsequent Flu pandemic, encompassing those born in the village or associated with the village during this period. One individual we would like to learn more about was a German national Bernard Van Baars who seems to have lived undisturbed in the village throughout the war.

Weston Turville School

Class Photograph c.1897

      1. John Kirtland; Lieutenant, killed in action 12th March, 1915

      2. Andy Clark; Private, killed in action 19th July, 1916

      3. Fred Axtell; Gunner, killed in action 3rd November, 1917

      4. Jack Atkins; Private; killed in action 9th October, 1914

      5. Percy Chamberlin; Private ASC, died of pneumonia 11th June, 1915

      6. Edward Axtell; Corporal, killed in action 16th March, 1917

      7. Wilfred Rickard; Sapper, killed in action 17th February, 1916

      8. James Weedon; Private, Bucks Battalion TA, survived

      9. Sidney Bishop; Sergeant, Bucks Battalion TA, survived

Documents and Photographs

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