The Men of Avon Dassett who served during 1914- 1918 War
When war broke out in August 1914 the British Army numbered approximately 730,000 men. By the end of the war in 1918 more than 7 million men and women had been in service.
Unfortunately more than half of their service records were destroyed by a German bombing raid on the War Office in London in 1940.
Of the 31 men of Avon Dassett who enlisted only 12 have surviving service papers. From these documents , some of which are very badly damaged and hard to read, the information following has been extracted, giving us a brief glimpse into their world in 1914-18.
The loound at the beginning of the new minute book for the Parish of Avon Dassett commencing 11 April 1916.
ROLL OF HONOUR
COOPER, ALBERT (Herbert) (killed)
COOPER, THOMAS Sergeant RMC
COOPER, ARTHUR M Medal
GOLDER, SYDNEY ASC
CHECKLEY, BERNARD RFA
MASON, JOSEPH LIEUT RGA
WYTON, HARRY RVC
PIKE, RVC (Spike?)
WELD, THOMAS JOSPEH MC& Bar Capt. Lovat Scouts/KAR
INGE, Revd NEVILLE
HERBERT, HUBERT RAC
SEALEY, HENRY AMC
WATERS, CHARLES wounded
STRANKS, G H RE
WATTS, WILLIAM W MM
WADLAND HENRY A Sergeant Warwickshire Yeomanry
MULLIS, ALBERT RE