Reginald George Rayment

Reginald George Rayment was born on 24th January 1891 at Bengeo in Hertfordshire, England, the seventh and last child of a coachman named Isaac Rayment and his wife Jane Rayment née Knight. Reginald married Ethel Mary Fortnum at St Michael and All Angels Church in Paddington, London on 2nd August 1913 and they then worked together at Hertford Castle, he as the Head [Read full story…]

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William Charles Rayment

William Charles Rayment was born at Mount Duneed in Victoria, Australia on 22nd January 1892, the fifth of seven children of 29-year-old James Rayment and his wife Harriett Frances Rayment née Ratten. His early life was not very easy, his mother having died when he was just five years old, but after leaving school he managed to get an apprenticeship [Read full story…]

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Herbert Charles Rayment

Herbert Charles Rayment, the third son of William Frank Rayment (a maltster) and Emily Rayment (née Fisher), was born on 8th January 1890 in the small village of Aspenden, which is situated just south of the town of Buntingford in Hertfordshire, England. A gardener, he lived in Aspenden for many years and on 3rd August 1914, at the age of 24, [Read full story…]

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Henry Hillman

Henry Alfred Hillman – RFC-RAF Cook & Aircraft Mechanic with the North Russia Expeditionary Force in 1919 Henry Alfred Hillman survived World War One. Those who died gave their lives. Many of those who lived through it all gave the rest of their lives as the result of their horrific experiences! My Great Uncle – Henry Alfred Hillman – was [Read full story…]

Eric Newman Haggar

Eric Newman Haggar – Killed in action on 20th March 1917 in the area of the Somme in France and commemorated on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.  When he signed up in 1915 it shows he had previously been in the Australian Army for 5 years as Corporal in the light Horse.  It appears he was made Lieutenant when he re-enlisted.  His mother [Read full story…]