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Victorian Soldiers

Many Favells took the Queen's shilling and as a result some were comparitively well travelled for their time, serving in Africa, the Mediteranean, Eastern Europe and China. They garrisoned outposts of the British Empire and fought in the Crimean and Boer wars


My branch of the family settled in Hemigford Grey, Huntingdonshire, after moving across the border from Bedfordshire.  Towards the end of the 19thc, many of the younger members migrated from the countryside to the towns.  Mine headed for London.

The Great War

Around 80 Favells served during the 1914 - 1918 war and 19 of them lost their lives.  Here you will find a roll of honour of the fallen and details of all who served.  I am grateful to those who have helped me in tracing photographs and stories for so many of them.

Camden Town

My family moved to London settling in Kentish Town, not far from the famous 'Round House'.  My Grandather grew up in Bayham Place, Camden Town.  He is the little boy in the Sailor suit pushing the cart, pulled by his Father and  in which his Grandfather is seated..

The Second World War

Many Favells served in the Second World War.  Eight serving soldiers were killed and three civilians who were caught in an air raid.  Their details, along with some others who served are to be found here.

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