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Presteigne & The Great War
This project, running throughout the four centenary years , is collecting and researching memories of the Great War’s impact on the town of Presteigne and its immediate area. The results will be saved at The Judge’s Lodging as a record for the future.
Small displays, highlighting different aspects of the war's impact will accompany the work. There are FREE to visit. Text from these exhibitions will continue to be available after their display, so you may visit and catch up on an topics you may have missed.
Oct - Dec 2014 The Radnorshire Constabulary at War
Mar - June 2015 To the Families, One Coin
May - Sept 2015 Napoleon & Powys - the focus will shift, in this bicentenary year of Waterloo, to those soldiers from Presteigne who served in the 'first' Great War, as the Napoleonic Wars were called until World War One.
How can you help?
Get hunting and asking! Few households in Presteigne would have been left unaffected by this event. We need you to come to us with any information, photographs or documents you may have in your family, or from friends, so we can take note of the details. Just drop in, call or email us.
For families who had members that served, we are creating individual cards for each soldier — any information you have on them, however little, will help and they will be added to a growing reference collection. All cards will be kept on display for people in Presteigne to view any time.
Cards have currently been prepared for the following soldiers and are on display. Do come and read about the lives of these brave men. Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more about any of these men and cannot get to us. Please do tell us if you have any further information or photographs of anyone who served from the Presteigne area, so we can ensure they are properly represented in our archive for the future. This list will continue to grow as more research is done, but currently contains all names shown on Presteigne's War Memorial:
Edward John Adlington 1879 - 1918
James Albert Booth 1885 - 1916
Osborne Aaron Bounds 1895 - 1918
Pryce Thomas Bowen 1895 - 1917
Colwyn Frank Briggs 1898 - 1918
Charles Percy Brown 1893 - 1933
Francis William Bursnell 1880 - 1915
Henry Richard Butcher 1880 - 1916
Lewis Davies 1889 - 1918
Horace Daniel Evans 1897 - 1917
William Thomas Evans 1887 - 1918
Thomas Frederick George 1882 - 1918
Richmond Edward Ormrod Lyttleton Green 1896 - 1916
Frederick John Griffiths 1873 - 1917
Brigadier General Thomas Griffiths 1865 - 1947
Edward Holl 1898 - 1916
Norman Menzies Hughes 1898 - 1917
William Herbert Johnson 1897 - 1915
John S Joseph 1897 - 1918
David Lewis 1885 - 1917
John Lewis 1897 - 1918
John Ernest Meredith 1889 - 1917
Alfred Harbidge ' Harby' Millichamp 1881 - 1915
Henry Farmer Millichamp 1888 - 1918
William George Millichamp 1895 - 1918
The Millichamps of Presteigne (family together)
Morgan brothers, Byton
Brian Percy Morris 1898 - 1918
Ivor & Howard Owens 1898 - 1917 / 1992
Charles Leonard Powell 1897 - 1918
James Powell 1882 - 1915
John Thomas Powell 1896 - 1917
Walter Powell 1887 - 1917
Charles Henry Preece 1894 - 1916
Albert Edward Probert 1890 - 1918
Richard Pugh 1886 - 1919
William Arthur Reese 1896 - 1919
Arthur W Saunders 1897 - 1915
John Thomas Taylor 1896 - 1915
Henry Taylor 1974 - 1915
Henry Turner 1890 - 1918
William Turner 1898 - 1917
Robert Vaughan 1877 - 1915
George Herbert (Heber) Watkins 1891 - 1918
Ernest John Webb 1889 - 1917