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3. Events and Anniversaries

Anniversaries: 100 years ago: December 1916

During October and November 1918, more than 150 men from this area died during the final weeks of the Great War. Many of those who fought were under 21 and died far from home, sometimes with no known grave. They fell in France, Belgium, Mesopotamia, Italy, Greece, Israel, Egypt, Gallipoli and at sea. The losses for both sides in the conflicts were terrible. Yet sadly wars around the world continue. Many more suffered and died in the months and years following due to wounds, sickness from disease or gas, or suffered mental problems from the shelling and witnessing of the horror of war.
These are some of the families who had each sent at least 3 sons, brothers who left and did not return:
Henry, James and William Branscombe of Old Windsor
Albert, George and James Emmett of Cookham
Albert George and Reginal Higgs of Cookham Dean
John James and Thomas Quarterman of Clewer
Alfred, John, William Tame of Windsor

You can look up names and memorials on the For King and Country web pages via our search page. Our volunteers have uncovered stories behind some of the names: