Somerset Cricket Museum – Appeal for Information

Somerset Cricket Museum is holding an exhibition next year to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

They know of 12 cricketers from Somerset County Cricket Club who died in the war, but would like to know more about players, grounds staff, umpires, scorers or their families, who survived.

Edwin John Leat, 2nd Lieutenant Dorsetshire Regiment.

Edwin John Leat, 2nd Lieutenant Dorsetshire Regiment.

Edwin John Leat died in France on 8 June 1918. They are particularly interested in Edwin Leat as he was a Wellington man.

The great Somerset cricketer SMJ ‘Sammy’ Woods, despite being 48, got a commission in the November of 1914 in the Somerset Light Infantry. He did not see active service and survived the war.

The Club not only played home matches in Taunton, but also played in Weston-super-Mare, Bath, Bristol, Yeovil and Glastonbury.

If you have any information please contact Louise Perrin, Researcher (Tuesday and Thursday mornings), at Somerset Cricket Museum on 01823 275893.

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