Tribute to members of our familes who died in two World Wars

My Wife’s cousins

Private Alfred James Bridger

22649 The Queens

Died 17 July 1917 aged 39, The Somme, France

Buried at CWGC Vis en Artois, Haucourt, France

Private Percy Bridger, younger brother of Alfred


Royal Sussex Regiment

Died 21 September 1918 aged 30, The Somme

Buried CWGC Hargicourt, Picardie, France

Private Horace Twaites

10711 Royal Scots Fusiliers

Died 13 March 1915 aged 20, Northern France

Remembered on Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Private Leonard Twaites, younger brother of Horace

9773 Northamptonshire Regiment

Died of Wounds 2 October 1915 aged 19, Northern France

Buried at CWGC St Marie Cemetery, Le Havre France

Guardsman Leo Augustine Twaites

8212 Scots Guards

Died 11 May 1918 aged 24, The Somme

Buried CWGC St Server, Rouen, France

My Wife’s Great Great Uncle

Private Gilbert Reuben Bridger

T/1247 The Queens (West Surrey Regiment)

Died 15 November 1916 Aged 23, Mesopotamia

Buried CWGC Basra, Iraq

My Cousins

Private Fred Hurley

18999 Kings Own Borderers

Died 28 June 1915 aged 19, Gallipoli

Remembered on Hellas Memorial

Leading Aircraftsman Squire Hurley

522985 RAF

Died 27 May 1940 during attack on Bardufoss Aerodrome, Norway

Buried Harstad Cemetery, Norway

Sergeant Flight Engineer Reginald Frank Middlebrook

1079596 49 Squadron, RAF Volunteer Reserve

Died 17 June 1943 Aged 37 over Boerdonk, Veghel Noord-Brabonk, Netherlands

Buried Ciulan Cemetery, Woensel, Einhoven, Netherlands