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Bugbrooke and the Great War - Page 1. Overview, Info and Articles
Bugbrooke Men Serving in the Great War.
The ones with grey background died in the war. Click on each to find all of the background information we have. This is a work in progress, and may not be complete
The 100 Years Project is looking at the village of Bugbrooke and its people during the period of the Great War from 1914 to 1918.
An article will be written for the Bugbrooke LINK to coincide with each issue, and reflecting what was happening to the village and its people, particularly those serving in the war, exactly 100 years ago in the two months leading up to that particular LINK issue.
This page contains this overview, a list of those who served with links to a data sheet giving all of the invormation we have found on that person. There are also links to additional stories which we have come across whilst doing the research, and which we feel should be told.Some of these have been published in the LINK Magazine where space has allowed.
Events Culminating in the Great War
The Remembrance Window Bugbrooke Church, commemorating those Bugbrooke men who died in the Great War.
insight into the village of Bugbrooke in 1914, can be gained from the
school letters. newsletters. Children would
Bugbrooke's Roll Of Honour from WW1
The following men are listed on the war memorial in Bugbrooke Church, Each name is linked to their presentation sheet, which is kept in Church at the Memorial window
In addition Herbert Farmer was born in Bugbrooke, and was killed in the First World War. He is remembered on the war memorial in Weedon, where his parents had moved to before the war.
Also James Fleming is not on the memorial He married a Bugbrooke girl, and his address in the war records is Rose Tree Cottage Bugbrooke.
F Garrett - did not die in WW1 although he appears on the war memorial in Bugbrooke Church. It looks as though this is a mistake. He left Bugbrooke before the war, married in London, and never returned. His family had also left Bugbrooke. We must assume that the rumour was that he had been killed in the war but married and lived in London
Events Leading Up to WW1
28th June 1914—assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by a Serb nationalist .
28th July—Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia
Russia, allied to Serbia, mobilized its forces against Austria-Hungary
1st August—Germany, allied to Austria-Hungary declared war on Russia.
3rd August—France bound by treaty to Russia, declared war on Germany/
4th August—Germany attacked France through Belgium
4th August—Britain, to honour its guarantees to Belgium declared war on Germany. With Britain's entry into the war, her colonies and dominions abroad variously offered military and financial assistance, and included Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and the Union of South Africa.
7th August—Austria-Hungary responded by declaring war on Japan.
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