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Early in 1914 a young man, Harry Taverner, walked out of his home at 3 Emlyn Road HarryTaverner smallon 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.

Harry left behind a grieving mother, Eliza, in Stamford Brook.  Click 'Read More' below to hear the rest of the story and its links with the Sound of Music!


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