We now have an online database of people from Occold containing a lot of their family history data. Currently, there are
The total amount raised so far for National and Local Charities stands at:
The total raised in 2018 was
This page is a tribute to the 15 men from Occold who died in the Great War and are commemorated on the War Memorial.
We are seeking to give a bit more insight into these men rather than just names on a memorial, For each of the 15, we will document their own lives, their wives if married, their parents and their grandparents. We will also seek to put them into context within the village of Occold and its people, places and occupations at the time.
Where possible, we will also publish any photographs which may be relevant.
We will also seek to identify any living descendants in order that they might benefit from what we have found out if they did not already know, to seek any memories, records, photographs etc that they might have and to possibly organise some sort of local Meet 'n Greet at some time in the future.
The information we capture on each of these men will be recorded as a downloadable document since this is the most convenient way that some of this history can be published in the local ORACLE village magazine and will also enable paper copies to be retained as part of the Village Recorder archive.
A considerable amount of background has already been carried out by Alan Moore and was published as a booklet by Occold Parish Council. You can read this under We Will Remember Them.
Finally, if you have any information yourself regaring these men or indeed are descendants, we would very much like to hear from you - see Contact Us.
The individual histories can be downloaded below as and when they become available. Note - In some cases, names of descendants have been published based upon information in the public domain but contacting the individuals to seek their permission is not always possible. Please Contact Us if your name appears and you wish to have it removed.
Research carried out during 2014 by Pat & Barry Woods
|Frederick ELLIOTT||1883||3 Jul 1916|
|George Frederick MULLENGER||1895||12 Oct 1916|
|Charles Robert MULLENGER||1894||31 Jan 1915|
|William ROOT||1888||15 Sep 1917|
|Frank Carter WOODS||1893||18 Nov 1916|
|Ernest Arthur MILLS||1893||10 Oct 1917|
|George HAMMOND||1882||16 Jan 1917|
|James LISTER||1888||2 Apr 1917|
|William POTTER||1893||1 May 1918|
|Walter William HUNT||1892||3 May 1917|
|William BROWN||2 Apr 1917|
|Nicholas Herbert TODD||1878||7 Oct 1916|
|Ernest Alfred HADDOCK||1888||6 Oct 1917|
|James HUNT||1883||15 Jun 1918|
|Frederick William SMITH||10 Apr 1918|
All the information on the individuals plus additional information has been put together to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of WW1.
Copies are available for sale at a cost of £10 + £2 post and packing to UK addresses. If you would like a copy, please send a cheque for the appropriate amount payable to 'Occold Parish Council' c/o 2 Old School, Laxfield, Suffolk IP13 8DL and a copy(s) will be sent by return post. Please remember to include your address.
Alternatively you can call in at Barry and Patricia Woods, Rose Cottage, Occold but please call ahead on 01379 678 844 to ensure someone is available.