The Gordon’s Boy Brigade in WW1

The Gordon Boys’ Brigade was formed in 1890. Their Headquarters was in Liverpool Place, just off the High Street next to the Royal Hotel. The aim of the Brigade was to bridge the gap between boys leaving school aged about 14, until they were strong enough and old enough to be a wage earner, and placed as pupils in various trades, to become apprentices or work for the railway or the Post Office. Many of the old boys emigrated and had successful careers but sadly during the First World War fifty died. Local researcher Audrey Dingle has been researching their stories and you can now read a moving biography of each of each man.

Gordon Boys Brigade and WW1   By Audrey Dingle

 

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  1. Do you have any information on Sidney Albert Causon or George William James Brooker’s time in the brigade? Both are my grand uncles and it would be great to find out about their time in the brigade, what they did and maybe some photographs too (if we’re lucky haha). I’m currently researching my family history and it would be great to add this to what I already know. Thank you! 🙂

    1. Dear Willow, When libraries reopen you could visit the local history library in Cheltenham and access the newspapers, images and books they have in their collection. If you want to know more about ordering a military service record you could visit https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records. Best of luck with your research! Cheltenham Remembers Team

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