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Little Sodbury - A thankful village

No Foes shall stay his might,
Though he with Giants fight:
He will make good his right,
To be a pilgrim.
John Bunyan

Six men went to war: Six men came back alive

Charles Grivell, the youngest to go to war at 14 years old in 1914. Son of a farm labourer at Ball’s Cottage.

William (Bill) Leach went to war at 23. Married to Mary Ethel. Lived in Winchcombe Cottage.

Ernest Warren went to war at 29. Ambulance driver for Little Sodbury Manor Hospital . Ernest lived at The Lodge with his wife and 2 children.

William Gowen went to war at 31. Railway labourer. Lived with his with a wife and young twins.

John Weare went to war at 31. Groom at The Great House. Went with his employer to war.

Leonard Taylor, went to war at 38. Farmer and secretary to the Beaufort Hunt. Lived at The Great House with his wife, young son and five servants.

Gloucesters in camp. Bill is the first solider in the back row. (acknowledgement Margaret Faithfull of Horton - Grandaughter)

Gloucesters in camp. Bill is the first soldier in the back row. (acknowledgement Margaret Faithfull of Horton – Granddaughter)

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