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Bridgwater, Somerset
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The Great War

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Friends have painstakingly researched all 53 servicemen either buried or remembered in the Wembdon Road Cemetery.

Short biographies can be found below by just clicking on a name, each entry also displays an image of the headstone. Should you have other details, corrections or anecdotes of these heroes, especially a photograph of the serviceman or medals he was awarded we would be delighted to record them here for posterity.

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Also look at our Events page where you can follow a walking tour of the War Graves which was undertaken by our Chairman in the Spring of 2014

'They went with songs to the battle, they were young, straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted; They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them'

Robert Laurence Binyon 1869-1943

Those buried in the cemetery who fought and died
James Adams Albert Bellringer Charles Bond Cecil Boyer Thomas Cox Henry Cummings Bernard Dyke Clarence Fry
James Godden Francis Hawkins Ernest Lewis William Manning Edmund Millard Henry Morgan Stanley Pearce Walter Perry
Albert Pow Stephen Reed Robert Roberts Roland Roberts Walter Roman Stanley Southwood Joseph Steadman Rudolph Symons
Walter Treliving William Vickery Alfred Walters Charles Willcox

Those commemorated in the cemetery who fought and died
William Baker Gilbert Burrington Harley Burrington William Byrd Robert Chick Douglas Coombes Frederick Dowdeswell Leslie Goodland
Frank Helps Albert Hill Charles Howard William Jennings Frederick Leigh Cecil Letherby Arthur Major Victor Pitman
David Pole Clifford Redding Henry Redding William Renwick Alfred Richards Gilbert Robins Harry Seward Pursey Short
Richard Shrimpton William Stone Edward Sweet Clifford Washer

Those who fought, survived and were later buried in the cemetery
Cecil Bowerman
by Ms K. Reynolds
Oliver Charles Bown

For more resources on Bridgwater and the First World War, see:
The Blake Museum's collection of materials
Andy Slocombe's memorial and newspaper transcriptions and wider research

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