‘Making Woolwich’ Their Stories: Francis Smith (1873-1911)

by Mark Tindle

A number of local people in Woolwich came forward, during the ‘Making Woolwich’ project to share their family member’s stories about their service in the Royal Regiment of Artillery (RA).  The story of Francis Smith is one of the more unusual of how men came to joining the RA.

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‘Making Woolwich’ Their Stories: Spike Milligan (1918-2002)

by Mark Tindle

A number of local people in Woolwich came forward, during the ‘Making Woolwich’ project to share their family member’s stories about their service in the Royal Regiment of Artillery (RA). The third story is of Terence Alan “Spike” Milligan,  legendary 20th Century comedian, writer and poet.

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‘Making Woolwich’ Their Stories: Robert Venables MM (1890-1963)

by Mark Tindle

A number of local people in Woolwich came forward, during the ‘Making Woolwich’ project to share their family member’s stories about their service in the Royal Regiment of Artillery (RA). Our second story follows Robert Venables MM who joined the RA as a Driver.

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