Hopes for Peace
Oxhey during the Great War
This information relating to Oxhey is extracted from the image. The full version is in the attached pdf file.
Rifleman Bertram Prewett, of ‘Alderbury’ Oxhey Avenue, rang all over England and Ireland, in thrity seven counties and in two hundred and forty towers. The hospital at Etaples, where he was recovering from wounds, was heavily bombed on 31st August 1918 and all its occupants were killed.
In October 1918 prayers ere said every morning at St James’ at Holy Communion service.
9 more servicemen died in November, bringing the total for 1918 to at least 86
Thank you to Bushey Museum and Art Gallery for this wonderful project and for allowing us to share it on Our Oxhey.