In memory of Private William Salway who died on 5th October 1917

100 years ago on 5th October 1917 Private William Salway, a resident of Fivehead, succumbed to injuries sustained in battle. Today is the day to remember him. Private William Salway 202526, 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry. The Salway family lived in Hill View House, Fivehead and were thatchers by trade. Heman and Harriett had 6 … Read more In memory of Private William Salway who died on 5th October 1917

Lt. Harold Linklater Colville – 1894 – 1916

In Memoriam Today we remember Lt. Harold Linklater Colville who died on 6th July 1916 having been wounded at the Battle of the Somme.   The Colville family were shipping merchants and resided mainly in London. It is thought Harold was a friend of James Rigbye, Vicar of Fivehead and may have resided in the Village … Read more Lt. Harold Linklater Colville – 1894 – 1916

(Edward) John Sawtell – Canadian Light Infantry – 1893 -1916

In Memoriam Today we remember (Edward) John Sawtell, known as Jack, who died at the Battle of Mount Sorrel*  on 14th June 1916. Jack was born in Fivehead but emigrated to Canada in 1912 with his younger brother Herbert, when he was just 16. The rest of the family followed a year later and lived … Read more (Edward) John Sawtell – Canadian Light Infantry – 1893 -1916