World War One

To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, members of Meldreth Local History Group researched the men from the village who went to war and how the village was affected by the war. 

Page link: Meldreth War Memorial
Meldreth War Memorial
First World War Heroes: The Fallen of Meldreth
Page link: Supporting the War Effort
Supporting the War Effort
Village fund-raising during the Great War
Page link: Keeping the Village Lights Down in World War 1
Keeping the Village Lights Down in World War 1
Unshaded Windows at Meldreth Gas Works on Raid Night
Page link: Memories of the Great War
Memories of the Great War
The Late William Bill Wing (Senior) 1893-1994
Page link: German Prisoners of War in Meldreth
German Prisoners of War in Meldreth
Improving the River Mel
Page link: Ralph Farnham
Ralph Farnham
Captain, 1st/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
Page link: Herbert Dash
Herbert Dash
A Meldreth Sailor lost at the Battle of Jutland
Page link: Meldreth Soldier Sent to India, 1916
Meldreth Soldier Sent to India, 1916
Sergeant Joseph Frank Thompson
Page link: Ernest Abrey
Ernest Abrey
Meldreth Soldier killed at the Battle of Ypres, 1915
Page link: Private Reuben Dash
Private Reuben Dash
Killed on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, 1916
Page link: John Fuller
John Fuller
Meldreth man killed at the Battle of the Somme, September 1916
Page link: Jabez East
Jabez East
Meldreth Soldier who fell at the Third Battle of Ypres, 1917
Page link: Ernest and (Samuel) Mark Pepper
Ernest and (Samuel) Mark Pepper
Meldreth Brothers in Arms in the Great War
Page link: A Meldreth Prisoner of War 1918
A Meldreth Prisoner of War 1918
Private Frederick Harper
Page link: Eustace Waldock 1882 - 1951
Eustace Waldock 1882 - 1951
Meldreth labourer captured during the Great War
Page link: Percival William Cox 1884 - 1964
Percival William Cox 1884 - 1964
Village Blacksmith, Parish Constable and First World War Soldier
Page link: A Meldreth Soldier in the Great War
A Meldreth Soldier in the Great War
Lewis Albert V Harrup 1892 - 1983
Page link: Thomas Harland 1887 - 1955
Thomas Harland 1887 - 1955
Meldreth soldier injured at the Battle of Mons
Page link: Frederick Arthur Harrup 1892 - 1955
Frederick Arthur Harrup 1892 - 1955
Meldreth Farm Labourer who survived the Great War
Page link: Remembering the Great War
Remembering the Great War
Meldreth Local History Group's World War 1 Exhibition, 9th November 2014