Category Archives: Relatives on Ham Memorial

Archibald Francis Noble (1886–1916)

Captain Archibald Francis Noble, Adjutant of the 10/Cheshire Regiment. Killed in Action in France, 21 May 1916, Buried at the Ecoivres Military Cemetery. Selby House © Matthew Rees, used with permission. Two of the men whose lives are commemorated on … Continue reading

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The Upton Brothers: Percy William (1882–1915) and Thomas Anthony (1886–1918)

G/4874 Private Percy William Upton, 2/Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), Killed in Action, date of death presumed as 25 September 1915, in Flanders, Commemorated on the Loos Memorial. L/7327 Lance Serjeant Thomas Anthony Upton, 7/Battalion, The Queen’s Own … Continue reading

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Herbert Wells (1881–1917)

41249 Private Herbert Wells, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, Died of wounds, 13 May 1917, Peronne, France. Buried at the La Chapellete Cemetery. Herbert Wells was one of three Ham brothers who were killed as a result of enemy action in … Continue reading

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Thaddeus Wells (1886–1917)

30214 Private Thaddeus Wells, 7/Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Killed in action, 7 June 1917, Flanders. Thaddeus Wells was the third of the sons of Daniel and Sarah Wells to be killed in the Great War.  He was a ‘motor workman’ by trade, … Continue reading

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William Norton Wells (1875–1916)

163809 Petty Officer William Norton Wells, R.N.V.R., HM Drifter Kent County, Lost at sea, off Lowestoft, 8 December 1916. Daniel Wells (1851–1904) and his wife Sarah Jane Tantony Hawkes (1852–1939) followed the traditional pattern in naming William, their second son, after his … Continue reading

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Hardest hit—the Wells Family

The death of anyone in a war that most people did not understand, would be cause enough for grief, but Sarah Wells lost three sons, William, Herbert and Thaddeus and must have felt great anxiety over at least one other, … Continue reading

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William Alfred Read Fricker (1881–1917)

G/21490 Private William Alfred Read Fricker, 11th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Killed in action, 31 July 1917, Flanders. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres. Amongst the Ham parents who lost two sons, were Alfred Joseph Fricker and his … Continue reading

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