Where They Lived

Wescott Road, is a small street in the town and was built in the early 1900's. Wescott Infants school was opened in 1906. It is also the location for some of the greatest losses in the Great War.

Wescott Road, is a small street in the town and was built in the early 1900’s. Wescott Infants school was opened in 1906. It is also the location for some of the greatest losses in the Great War.

For me, this is possibly the most fascinating and the saddest part of the research. Once we discovered the stories of the men, we started pinning their addresses to a modern map of Wokingham. Although we suspected that they would be close to each other, I was surprised at the clusters around Havelock and Wescott Roads. Here is where the imagination really fires off. Can you imagine the fear the residents of these roads went through over four years? These are small roads and the agony they must have felt when their children were at war and knowing a neighbour’s son had just been killed; it must have been agony. It is astonishing. I walked my son to school along Wescott Road and it never once occurred to me just how much history is embedded along its paths.

Here is the map; it is at the foot of every page on the website. Click on the text at the bottom of the map to gain access to a larger version and use the zoom facility. 


View Where the Wokingham Fallen lived in a larger map

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2 Responses to Where They Lived

  1. heather ellingford says:

    I cannot find any information on private Sidney William watts, born in Wokingham and died 1st march 1917.

    • admin says:

      Hi Heather. If you go your emails, you will a comprehensive response. I hope this helps. Our thanks to Messrs Chaloner and Radgick.

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