On the 19th May 1918 Ernest Rivers gave
to the Rev William A Doherty
a book containing the names of those from the parish of Greyfriars
Church, Reading who had serverd in the Great War. The book does not
look remarkable , but it contains a record of those from one parish who
went off to war, where they had lived and what happened to them. The
book cannot be complete as it was completed before the end of the war
and does not appear to have been added to. Indeed some who are not
listed as casualties are known to have died.
The book is in two parts and contains 6 lists. Each page has been scanned so you can see the original and transcribed so you can search for names. Notes have been addedto help you search further if the person has been found in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database or on the 1901 census.
It would be nice to show a parish map here to locate listed streets and perhaps census transcriptions at some point in the future. The 1911 census would provide a better tool for finding families and underatanding how badly families and the parish were affected by deaths.
Inside the cover is written:
To Rev Wm. A. Doherty B.A.
From Ernest Rivers
19th May 1918
On the opposite page is the index for part 1.
“Greyfriars Church” Reading. Prayer Roll: On Behalf of Our Soldiers
|List of Names “Military” New List Pages 1 to 6:||I.|
|List of Names “Naval” New List Pages 7 to 8:||VII|
|List of Names on Record roll Including New & Old Lists Pages 9 to 11.||IX|
|contents of Part I on Page 13.||XIII|
|List of Names Military Original : Pages 1 to 5||I|
|List of Names Naval Original : Page 6||VII|