23rd October 1918

Five men with a local connection died on 23rd October 1918:

  • Lance Corporal Harry Matthew Bradburn, 20th Battalion Manchester Regiment
  • Private Oliver Cranmer, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
  • Corporal Frederick Alfred Johnson, A Battery, 115th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
  • Shoeing Smith Frank Selfe, Z Battery, 5th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery
  • Private John Howard Whittle, 1st/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

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9th October 1918

Private Edmund Knight died in Belgaum (now Belagavi), India on 9th October 1918 whilst serving with the 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was born in Berkswell in 1888 and was the younger of the two sons of parents William (an agricultural labourer) and Harriet (née Tomes) who had married in the Rugby district in 1882.

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2nd October 1918

Gunner Frank Owen, 108th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, died of wounds on 2nd October 1918. Born in Berkswell in 1882, he was the youngest of the seven children (three sons, four daughters) of parents James (a bricklayer) and Ann (née Pullen) who had married in 1862 in Annie’s home parish of Stretton on Dunsmore. James died in 1915, aged 76, so was spared the knowledge of his youngest son’s death.

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