The curatorial team are currently working on selecting stories for the ‘Somerset Remembers’ exhibition.
As well as exploring life in Somerset during the First World War, the exhibition will also cover the role of the County Regiments.
One of the soldiers who will feature is Sergeant Thomas Gill Loveridge.
Thomas Loveridge was born in Axminster, Devon, and before the war worked as a farm labourer. When war broke out in August 1914, Loveridge enlisted in Chard.
His Regiment, the West Somerset Yeomanry, fought in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915–16. In 1917, whilst in Egypt, it converted to an infantry battalion – the 12th Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry.
The Battalion moved to France in April 1918. Thomas Loveridge was killed on 19 September 1918 during the battle of Epehy. He was awarded the Military Medal posthumously in March 1919.