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those, from Burpham and Jacobs Well who gave their lives in the 1914-1918 war

‘Burpham Will Remember Them’

In the early 1900s Burpham was in the Parish of Worplesdon and together with Jacob’s Well was essentially one large, scattered, community.

Those who fell  click on the names below to see more information

The Burpham War Memorial lists those who fell in the 1914-1918 war.

We hope to make contact with the families of these brave soldiers so that we may, on the 100 Year anniversary of the make a special effort to remember them.

Frederick Adams

William Collis

Tom Durrant

Harry Durrant

Charles Grey *

Edward Gunner


John Russell

Thomas Searle

George Stilwell

Henry Williams

Walter Wisdom

Robert Worsfold **


John Gunner

Percy Gunner

Samson Gunner

James Knight

Robert Knight

Norman Phillips

We have added a page for each person named on the memorial, click on the names above to view.

* Shown as Gray on war memorial     

It is our hope that we can give more information about each person named on the War Memorial.
We want them to be more than just ‘names’ on the memorial, we want to keep their memory alive. If you have any information about any of those named, their families or those living in Burpham at the time of the First World War  it would be wonderful to hear from you. Please see our ‘Your help’ page for more information and contact details.

All the information initially placed on these pages above was researched by the late Jean Shail and published in her book: The Burpham War Memorial. We are grateful for her husband’s permission to use this copy on our website.

There is also accreditation on our special page Jean Shail’s Book

Note: on the separate pages for each of those named we are now beginning to show the information we have found as a short “Tree” which is, we hope, more meaningful.

Please scroll down, on the pages where we have done this, to view

** Shown as Robert on memorial. Almost certainly Walter Charles Worsfold.

   Robert may have been a familiar name.

On our ‘Tree’ pages the following abbreviations are used:

b  = birth,

B  = Baptism,

m  = marriage,

d  = death,

@ = place of event

See all the

details about those commemorated on the Burpham War Memorial as recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. with links to the foreign sites where they are commemorated.

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