Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Ann Barrett - Research Leader
Ann Barrett - Research Leader

Our small Research Team added detail to 22 records on the website in October.

The detail includes:

* Death notice of Sergeant-Major George Barber in March 1911. He was formerly in the 2nd Life Guards and was then posted to the Hants Yeomanry IW Troop. He held both Regular and Volunteer Long Service medals.

* Death notice for Arthur Biggs in 1937 at the age of 27. He was a vice president of the Ryde Harriers and IW Cross Country Association.

* Death of Mr Frederick Hackett in March 1937. Originally from Dublin he had joined the 107th Sussex Regiment as a boy and served in India. After 21 years service he was the first man to be appointed to the Barrack Warden Department of RASC at Dublin and when the department was abolished he was the last man to be discharged.

* Inquest into the death of Mr Edward Cooper in October 1909 as a result of a fall and a head injury.

* Death of Mr George Wills who at the time of his death in February 1937 was the oldest active tradesman in the town. Mr Wills was one of Ryde’s eccentric characters.

For the full list of additions made in October please click on the link below.

If you are able to help with this fascinating aspect of our work and could spend even a short time at the Record Office, please contact Ann Barrett, the leader of our Research Team. You can contact Ann by clicking on the Contact Us button at the top of the page.