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The Stories of Wiltshire's Fallen at the Somme 1916

Somme Poster A4Over 250 picture of a lost generation

£19.99 (+£3.50 P+P)

The Great War Devizes District Soldiers

The Stories of the servicemen who fell in the Great War from Devizes and the surrounding villages including All Cannings, Bishops Cannings, Bromham, Chirton, Chittoe, Easterton, Etchilhampton, Great Cheverell, Little Cheverell Market Lavington, Porton, Potterne, Rowde, Sandy Lane, West Lavington and Worton.

£15 (+£3P+P)

The Great War Chippenham Soldiers

The Stories of the servicemen who fell in the Great War from Chippenham and the surrounding villages including Biddestone, Bowden Hill, Castle Combe, Christian Malford, Great Somerford, Grittleton, Hullavington, Kington Langley,  Kington St. Michael, Lacock, Leigh Delamere, Little Somerford, Neston, North Wraxall, Seagry, Stanton St.Quinton, Sutton Benger, West Kington, Yatton Keynell.

£15 (+£3P+P)

The Great War Trowbridge Soldiers

The Stories of the servicemen who fell in the Great War from Trowbridge and the surrounding villages including Hilperton, North Bradley, Southwick, Staverton, West Ashton.

 

£15 (+£3P+P)
 

The Great War Calne District Soldiers

The Stories of the servicemen who fell in the Great War from Calne and the surrounding villages including Blacklands, Bremhill, Derry Hill, Calstone, Cherhill, Foxham, Goatacre, Heddington, Sandy Lane, Stockley, East Tytherton, West Tytherton, Yatesbury.

 

£15 (+£3P+P)
 

The Great War Salisbury Soldiers

The Stories of the servicemen who fell in the Great War from Salisbury and the surrounding area including Netherhampton, Harnham, Bemerton.

 

£15 (+£3P+P)
 

Book reviews

“This is an absorbing history of WW1 in that the stories have not just come from existing official records but from local newspapers of the time. By doing this the author has introduced a social angle to the lost men of Salisbury with references to the families and lifestyles left behind. By introducing a time line of events and placing the soldiers within that line it makes it so much easier for the reader to follow this dreadful war as events unfolded. It is a fitting memorial, that goes way beyond the priceless yet stark monuments in city squares, towns and villages at which those who pay their respects normally "remember".”

“This is a fitting piece of work, coming from the author's determined efforts to put stories to the unfortunately faceless and often, through the passage of time, unfamiliar names one finds on war memorials. He succeeds and its not long before you are drawn into the text. I thought this would be a bit difficult to follow initially, however the layout forces you to read every name. Skill in itself.”

“As ever the author has painted a picture of how lives were touched by the Great War and puts these pictures into a local context. The usual meticulous research has been brought to bear to give a lasting legacy to those brave men who fought for their country.”

“This is an unusual book. Initially it seems a little chaotic, with information being categorised in battle and action rather than the Salisbury monuments to which their names can be found. However this is a totally absorbing master stroke. Whether intentional or not you find yourself immersed in the story of every last one of the entries rather than 'cherry picking' those you have an affinity with. A fitting tribute to the men and an inspired idea by the author.