First World War. 09. Peace Day in Witham, 1919

Witham in the First World War. 09. Peace Day in Witham, 1919 For a list of other chapters about WW1, click here.                                                                                        The Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June 1919. Peace day in the UK was on 11 July 1919 _____________________________ (1) Peace Day in Witham (2) Peace Day in general _____________________________ 1. … Continue reading “First World War. 09. Peace Day in Witham, 1919”

First World War. 01. List of chapters

The First World War in Witham 01. List of chapters Click below on the number and title you want, to go to the relevant chapter. ___________________________________ 01. This list of chapters 02. The book, A History of Witham 03. Gerald Palmer, article and interview 04. Everyday life 05. Soldiers billeted in Witham 06. The Red … Continue reading “First World War. 01. List of chapters”

First World War. 08. Conscription in Witham, 1916 onwards

Witham in the First World War. 08. Conscription, 1916 onwards For a list of other chapters about WW1, click here. _____________________________ Part 1. As recorded in the Chelmsford County Chronicle Part 2. As recorded in the Essex Weekly News Most of what is written below is in the form of summary notes. Phrases etc that … Continue reading “First World War. 08. Conscription in Witham, 1916 onwards”

First World War. 07. The threat of invasion in Essex

Witham in the First World War. 07. The threat of invasion. Plans for defence and/or evacuation if Essex was invaded by the Germans For a list of other chapters about WW1, click here. The organisation of the plans was delegated to magistrates in their respective Divisions. Dr Salter of Tolleshunt Darcy was the leader of … Continue reading “First World War. 07. The threat of invasion in Essex”

First World War. 06. The Red Cross Hospital and the VADs in Witham

Witham in the First World War. 06. The Red Cross Hospital and the VADs Much of the information was generously supplied by the British Red Cross Society. For a list of other chapters about WW1, click here. _____________________________ General information about VADs etc:- 1909 (from schoolnet web site) It was decided to form Voluntary Aid … Continue reading “First World War. 06. The Red Cross Hospital and the VADs in Witham”

First World War. 04. Everyday Life in Witham

Witham in the First World War. 04. Everyday Life For a list of other chapters about WW1, many of which also refer to everyday life, click here. For relevant interviews with Witham people, see the category ‘Interviews’ and search for War. Most of what is written below is in the form of summary notes. Phrases … Continue reading “First World War. 04. Everyday Life in Witham”

First World War. 03. Life in Witham by Gerald Palmer

Witham in the First World War. 03. Life in Witham by Gerald Palmer For a list of other chapters about WW1, click here. _____________________________ (1) An article by Gerald Palmer, CBE, written in 1988 (2) Part of an interview with Gerald Palmer in 1990, by Janet Gyford _____________________________ (1) An article by Gerald Palmer, CBE, … Continue reading “First World War. 03. Life in Witham by Gerald Palmer”

First World War. 02. Extract and draft from “A History of Witham”

Witham in the First World War. 02. Part the book “A History of Witham” by Janet Gyford For a list of other chapters about WW1, click here 1. An extract from the book 2. A longer draft of that extract _____________________________ 1. Extract from the book War was declared on 4 August 1914, and Lieutenant … Continue reading “First World War. 02. Extract and draft from “A History of Witham””

Tape 149. Mr Jim White, sides 5 and 6

Tape 149 Mr Jim White was born c 1915. He was interviewed on 8 November 1991, when he lived at 22 Cross Road, Witham. He also appears on tapes 62, 63, 153 and 154. For more information about him, see White, Jim, in the People category. The original recording of this interview is held at … Continue reading “Tape 149. Mr Jim White, sides 5 and 6”

Tape 062. Mr Jim White, sides 1 and 2

Tape 62 Mr Jim White was born in 1915. He was interviewed on 8 February 1983 when he lived at 22 Cross Road, Witham. He also appears on tapes 63, 149, 153 and 154. For more information about him, see White, Jim, in the People category. The original recording of this interview is held at … Continue reading “Tape 062. Mr Jim White, sides 1 and 2”