Harry Taverner & The Sound of Music

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 A Story From the Stamford Brook House History Project - here

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Early in 1914 a young man, Harry Taverner, walked out of his home at 3 Emlyn Road on his way to enlist in the Queen Victoria Rifles, County of London Battalion.

The recruitment office was in the old Drill Hall on Stamford Brook Common, where the Territorial Army building now stands. Within a year Harry Taverner would be dead, succumbing to his wounds in a casualty station at Ypres as the Victoria Rifles bore the brunt of the fighting at Hill 60.

Click here to read more about Harry in the Stamford Brook House Histories Project: www.stamfordbrook.org.uk/house-histories

See Harry Taverner's entry on the St Michaels WW1 Project www.smaaawwi.org.uk/wwi/l-cpl-h-a-b-w-taverner/