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WWI gardeners

WWI gardeners at Lilburn Tower

Thanks to research undertaken by Robbie Burn and detailed information provided by Janet Rice (North East War Memorial Project), the Breamish Valley War Memorial Project has added the names of three servicemen to its Roll of Honour.

The three men all appear to have enlisted at around the same time in Alnwick and all joined the 9th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.

Prior to this, they all appear to have been working as gardeners at the nearby Lilburn Tower Estate.

Lilburn Tower

Lilburn Tower

(Image courtesy of William Stafford (original source), licensed under licence CC BY-SA 2.0 Accessed 20 June 2018.)

Our Breamish Valley WWI gardeners are:

Bertram Reinfred Barron

Frederick Alec Leonard Jerram

Richard Ridding

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On 3 July 2018, following further research by Robbie Burn a fourth gardener was added to the list of Roll of Honour WWI gardeners:

Tom Pybus


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