Wootton Bassett One Hundred Years Ago – The Great War

Wootton Bassett One Hundred Years Ago is the ultimate guide to the history of Wootton Bassett and its immediate surroundings during the Great War era. The series comprises three volumes: ‘The Great War’, ‘The Town’, and ‘The Country’, which together form the much extended and improved successor to my 2014 book ‘Wootton Bassett in the Great War’. I have more than doubled the research in the original book – which is why it has had to be split into three!

You can buy Volume one: ‘The Great War’ from Amazon. It begins with a Roll of Honour for the fallen heroes of Wootton Bassett, Hook, Lydiard Tregoze, Tockenham, and Brinkworth. It tells the story of the area throughout the war years, with reference to local regiments, recruitment, nursing, volunteer activity, employment, German prisoners of war, Belgian refugees, remembrance, war memorials, and much more. Finally a useful appendix and last names index acts as a resource for the subsequent books in the series. 

Find out about the rest of the series here.

2 thoughts on “Wootton Bassett One Hundred Years Ago – The Great War

  1. Dear Sheridan,
    I have read with interest what you have written about my Great Uncle George Francis Sawyer. I have a story to tell relating to him which I would be happy to share – it’s really only anecdotal.
    I am currently writing a brief family history which focuses on a number of individual family members like my Grandfather, Albert James Sawyer and Grandmother, Dorothy May (nee Titcombe). Are you by any chance a relative? I seem to remember that a member of the family married someone called ‘Parsons’. Regards, Robert Sawyer

  2. Thanks for your comment Robert. I am not related. My husband is a Parsons, but his family are not connected to Wootton Bassett. Please do drop me an email with your information. It would be lovely to hear it!

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