The Somme: a family story at Fort Brockhurst
Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS
In this short but meaningful talk, Joyce Brown will recount how her relative, Reginald Westbrook, lost his life in the Battle of The Somme.
Reginald was a Gosport Fireman and had no need to go to war. But he did his duty. A very moving tribute was paid to him in 1919 and you’ll be able to see the newspaper report on that. Joyce will also show his medals and the Widow’s Penny with his name inscribed on it.
Fort Brockhurst is an appropriate and atmospheric setting for this talk because it was a Demob station for returning troops at the end Great War of hostilities 1914-18.
Duration approx 60 mins
- Sunday 16 September: 1300
Book on line
Booking opens 18 August at 1000
If not fully booked, people may join this tour on a turn up basis.
Ramped access for wheelchairs and buggies, Surface areas are cobble, shingle and wood. Dogs, including service dogs on leads are welcome. Disabled parking on site by prior arrangement – please call 07932 732865
You can also hear this talk at the 1st Light cafe on Friday 14th September at 1900