Episode 17

Bristol's WW1 Heroes

Bristol's WW1 Heroes

Season: 5 Episode: 17

World War I commenced on July 28, 1914, spanning four years of intense conflict. and many men in Bristol and the surrounding area enlisted to help the cause but because this war ushered in a new era of warfare, marked by the utilisation of advanced weaponry and machinery across land, sea, and air, there was an unprecedented number of casualties and injuries.

In this episode, we take a look at just a few of those that perished in this war and honour their sacrifice. We also get to hear from one of those soldiers what would keep the lads spirits lifted during those difficult times.


Private F. Sage - Molly Jefferies

Territorial in Cafe - David James-Haile

Lady in Cafe - Rose Hayles

Lieutenant - Steve Yeo

Regimental Diary - Joe Wilson

Ernest Alfred Edge - Steve Sheperd


This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. 

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Western Daily Press - Saturday 04 November 1916 (Bristol and the War: Soldiers Who Did Their Duty) pg 5

Clifton and Redland Free Press - Friday 11 December 1914

Western Daily Press - Tuesday 08 February 1916

Western Daily Press - Friday 20 April 1917

Graves Registration Report Form (Report 2 Schedule 14/c Army Form W 3372)

Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

Gazette. 27th May 1915

Daily Mirror - Monday 11 September 1916

Pall Mall Gazette - Monday 11 September 1916

Western Mail - Tuesday 29 June 1915

Liverpool Echo - Monday 28 June 1915

Irish Independent - Tuesday 12 September 1916


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Intro music by The Model Folk 

Back In The Day music by Freesoundmusic


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