‘Making Woolwich’ Their Stories: Henry Robinson (1854-1925)

by Mark Tindle

This blog focuses on one man who served with the Royal Artillery, but also is about two other men, both of whom were Gunners. They are all in some way connected to a single person in Woolwich, Mrs Barbara Robinson, showing just how numerous the connections to the RA in this area can be.

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‘Making Woolwich’ Their Stories: The Sweeney Family (1863-1944)

by Mark Tindle

Sometimes just one member of a family can serve with a particular Regiment in the Armed Forces. But, sometimes, it can become a family tradition to serve, with multiple members and generations signing up to serve. It is just such a family that is the focus of today’s blog.

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‘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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