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WWI Recruitment Ledgers for the men of Wotton-under-Edge August 1914 to November 1915

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WWI Recruitment Ledgers for the men of Wotton-under-Edge
August 1914 to November 1915 - Click for large image
Twenty three days after the declaration of WW1 the first Ledger was opened on 27th August 1914 with the last entry being on 30th November 1915, prior to conscription in January 1916. There are 465 men listed with 167 believed to have served their King and Country. Twenty four of those listed are known to have died during the conflict, being listed on the Wotton-under-Edge War Memorial, the Roll of Honour displayed in the Town Hall and in Bill Griffith’s book ‘First World War Heroes of Wotton-under-Edge’. This ledger contains information on the health status and occupations of the men of Wotton.

The second Ledger contains the names, addresses and signatures of 137 men, 56 of whom served in WW1. Eight of these men died in action and are listed on the Wotton-under-Edge War Memorial, the Roll of Honour displayed in the Town Hall and in Bill Griffith’s book ‘First World War Heroes of Wotton-under-Edge’.

Supplied by: Wotton-under-Edge Historical Society
Format: CD-ROM
Ref: WUE- 20

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