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Village People in the 1st World War

Colin Brotherwood thought it would be interesting to see if we could get a feature going on the men from the village who fought in the 1st World War.  Let us see what we can do.

Colin starts the ball rolling with the following:-

My grandfather was born in Feb 1898, and his mother died in March 1899 of a burst appendix. So he was eventually fostered out to the Hammond family, who lived in Bow Rd. That is how he came to be living in Wateringbury. He joined the Durham Light infantry and saw the last piece of action in the 1st world war. I've attached 3 photos of him from the war in his uniform. The one of him sitting on the bank is a postcard sent home from Hellenthal on the Belgian/German border. I don't know who the guy on his right hand side is. He later met his wife (Caroline Kate Herbert) who was from Fulham. Maybe they came down for the hop picking season. They were married in 1922. Any info on Charles would be most appreciated.
Maybe you could do a feature on the men who fought in the 1st World war from Wateringbury. It might throw up some more old photo's.

Photos and Census Courtesy of Colin Brotherwood


Jan said...

The Hammond family mentioned in the 1911 census as fostering Charles Brotherwood are relatives of mine. Henry Hammond's sister Ellen was my Great Grandmother. Jan
ps will contribute further to this website soon.

Anonymous said...

My name is Colin Brotherwood and as far as I can find, my family came from Borstal, so may be related, I'll try & find a link ?