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Hazeley Down Camp


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Some time ago I started researching Hazeley Down Camp near Winchester , sadly illness got in the way and the researching ground to a halt . But it now appears that two local Twyford residents have taken up the challenge and are prettty close to publication of what was a pretty large camp that had a major influence on the local villages . I will post further info when I have it . 

 

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Twyford World War 1 Remembrance Project

Over the last couple of years you might have read the stories in the Twyford Parish Magazine of the Twyford men on the village’s First World War Memorial at the back of St Mary’s Church. We are in the process of putting all the stories, together with material on the Hazeley Down WW1 Camp and the impact of the war on the village, into a publication. Some new material has been uncovered to enhance some of the men’s stories, and pictures/photographs have been discovered to accompany them.

The purpose of this note is ask if anyone has material that we might be able to please use? Does anyone know of any further family connections to the lost men, pictures of them or any general information/photographs on the village during the First World War that we should be considering as part of the project?

During the next couple of months all these elements will be drawn together into one place to paint a picture of Twyford during the First World War and provide portraits of the men named on our memorial. We are hoping to publish the book by the end of August in time for the 11th November 2018 Centenary Anniversary.

Please contact Vicki Dunlop (01962 or Christopher Pope (01962 ). Very many thanks in advance.

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Dave

 

I have a relative that was stationed at Hazely Down Camp,Twyford- Pte Horace Holder see https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1925439 and have letters/post cards he sent from the camp if that is of interest.

 

Julian

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I have attached some photos I recently found of my dad when he was at Hazeley Down in 1917. He was 17 or 18 at the time, straight out of school. He served in France, where he was wounded and returned to England.

Peter

Hazeley Down, 1917 JP 3rd from left second row up.jpg

Hazeley Down, 1917.jpg

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Peter

 

Great pictures

 

Hers is a picture of my great Uncle, Pte Horace Holder at Hazeley Down Camp, . Sadly he did not return from France.

 

What Regiment was your Father in?

 

Julian

HH at Camp left hand side at rear (3).jpg

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Answering before Peter, I'd suggest his great uncle's regiment was the 15th Londons (Prince of Wales's Civil Service Rifles) from the look of the cap badges and the embroidery

 

Robin

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Many thanks to Blandford Dave for originally posting my plea for information for our book to honour the memory of the men of Twyford who fought for us during the First World War.  Thank you also to Julianw for getting in touch with me.  Also to Peter Pierce for your extremely clear photographs - as I am new to the workings of this Forum is it possible to contact you via email outside this website page please?  Many thanks to you all.

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2nd Lt Norman Pristo Keep sitting down left at Hazeley Down, possibly August 1916? He was studying to be an architect and designed the Hazeley Down memorial cross. He transferred to the Tank Corp from the Queens Westminster Rifles. He fought at Cambria before being blown out of his tank and wounded at Morchies 22/03/1918

 

 

 

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I'd like to link this pic of the QWR at Hazeley Down.

 

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6 hours ago, felix said:

Great to have stumbled upon a photo containing my great grandfather Norman Pristo Keep!

Welcome to the forum Felix.

 

Which photo are you referring to and which one is he?

 

What can you tell us about your GGF?

 

Regards 

 

Alan 

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On 25/09/2018 at 15:51, simmo2 said:

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2nd Lt Norman Pristo Keep sitting down left at Hazeley Down, possibly August 1916? He was studying to be an architect and designed the Hazeley Down memorial cross. He transferred to the Tank Corp from the Queens Westminster Rifles. He fought at Cambria before being blown out of his tank and wounded at Morchies 22/03/1918

 

 

 

Thanks Alan, 

 

This is the photo I am referring to, he did become an architect and I have a number of his technical drawings, I also have photos of a younger Norman, but will have to scan them in. He later taught technical drawing and other building related things other structural classes at technical college, post employment as an architect. He suffered from PTSD following his service an it is said to have plagued him later on in life, my late grandfather followed his fathers footsteps serving in the far east in late WW2.

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