4 March 2017

Royal Berkshire Regiment - Other Rank PoWs 1914

What follows is a list of 30 Royal Berkshire Regiment men whose names appeared on regimentally compiled lists after the war. All of these men were captured by the enemy and became Prisoners of War on or before the 25th December 1914. Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page. This data is taken from three separate lists sent to Sir Ernest Goodhart, as follows:

B.O.2 1/94: a single typed sheet from the Royal Berkshire Regiment Prisoners of war Care Committee giving the names and addresses of eight Berkshire Reginment men. Letter dated 18th December 1918 
B.O.2 1/95: a supplementary typed sheet from the Royal Berkshire Regiment Prisoners of War Care Committee giving the names and addresses of 11 Berkshire Regiment men. Letter dated 27th December 
B.O.2 1/97: a two-page typed nominal roll sent by Lt-col i/c Infantry Records, Warwick. Dated 20th February 1919. 

Other information not transcribed here includes, for most of the men, date of capture, home address, whether or not they had been repatriated, and additionally for some men, next of kin and next of kin address.

8189 Pte Ernest G Atkins
8650 Private T Buckland
9363 Private Henry J E Checkitts
7370 Private A Dance
7881 Private J Davies
6406 Sgt-Major A Denham
5457 Private E Dines
7586 Private C Doughty
7659 Private C Fordham
10193 Private J T Gilbert
5330 Sergeant C Graves
9089 Private W Hoar
8236 Sergeant A Hughes
7486 Private W T Kirby
6083 Private S Knight
5789 Private S Laing
7249 Private C J Lane
6220 Private W Mills
9662 Private W R Money
8534 Private A P Russ
7175 Private F Shaw
7333 Private T Short
8140 Private F L Simmonds
8988 Private W Simmonds
6674 Private J F Smith
6671 Private A Stone
6600 Private Edgar Vokins
9146 Corporal G Ward
10009 Private T Woolford

The photo on this post shows 8580 Drummer Joseph Dines who was not a PoW but who did arrive in France in November 1914. He would have known many of the men listed above and his number indicates that he must have joined the Royal Berkshire Regiment on about the 15th October 1907. He would therefore have been nearing the end of his period of colour service when Britain went to war and was almost certainly in India in August 1914. I have no note now, telling me the source of this photo, and so my apologies if I have infringed any copyright.

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