Charles and Ernest Dyos: Two early volunteers

Charles and Ernest Dyos were brothers from a large family who lived in White Hart Yard off Guildford Street in Chertsey. Both Charles and Ernest had sampled life beyond Surrey before joining the Army in the first few months of the Great War. For different reasons, their experiences of the Western Front were destined to… Continue reading Charles and Ernest Dyos: Two early volunteers

Herbert Wells: The Chertsey boy soldier interned in the Swiss Alps

Herbert Augustus George Wells, known to many as Gus, was the Chertsey shop boy who enlisted in the Army in 1914 aged only 16, was seriously wounded and taken prisoner within two months of arriving in France, and spent part of the Great War interned in a Swiss alpine resort. Gus returned home and went… Continue reading Herbert Wells: The Chertsey boy soldier interned in the Swiss Alps