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Richmond WW1 Diary 3 May 1917

Death of Charles Amor, one of The Alberts dead |¬† Charles Ernest Amor was a young man of 26, killed in action at Arras on 3 May 1917. He was a corporal serving in the East Surrey Regiment. His parents, William and Mary, lived at 3 Lorne Road, the Alberts. By the start of the…

Build up to the Somme

Spring casualties During Spring 1916, the focus in Europe¬†had been on the French defence against the German offensive at Verdun. The British and Commonwealth forces were busy preparing for the major attack now known as the Battle of the Somme. This included digging extensive tunnels to place huge explosives under the German positions. There was…

Two names on a list of dead: Alfred & Arthur Christmas

Memorial to the WW1 Christmas boys

Memorials At the end of the First World War, memorials were erected in public buildings, workplaces and schools across Britain. They are an emotional reminder of the impact the war had on communities. This memorial, currently on permanent display in the Museum of Richmond, originally hung in the Wesleyan Day School, Kew Road, Lower Norwood.…