Video: Two Chertsey soldiers at Brookwood Military Cemetery

Private James Goulter and Private James Standing are both named on the Chertsey Town War Memorial. As part of the project to commemorate the memorial’s centenary, public historian Ian Lacey visited their graves at Brookwood Military Cemetery and shares their stories in this video. James Goulter and James Standing are two of the 1,601 service… Continue reading Video: Two Chertsey soldiers at Brookwood Military Cemetery

Video: Roger Wells remembers his father Private Herbert Wells

Roger Wells recalls his father Private Herbert Wells, the boy soldier from Chertsey who was wounded, taken prisoner, and spent the latter part of the Great War interned in a Swiss alpine resort. In telling his father’s wartime story, Roger shares photographs and other items from the family archive. When Herbert Wells enlisted, he stated… Continue reading Video: Roger Wells remembers his father Private Herbert Wells

Video: Marc Dyos remembers his great-uncles Charles and Ernest Dyos

In this highly personal video, Marc Dyos visits Chertsey to talk about his great-uncles Charles and Ernest Dyos who both served in France during the Great War. The lives of Charles and Ernest Dyos, the two oldest in a family of seven children, were destined to be relatively short. In contrast, their five younger siblings,… Continue reading Video: Marc Dyos remembers his great-uncles Charles and Ernest Dyos