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Quarrymen of The Box Freestone Quarries

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  • Bert Moules (1902 - 1987)
    Enrolled in the home guard at 8PM on the 14th of December 1942, in Box, Wiltshire.
  • Sgt. John Greenman (1872 - 1922)
    Military Information Signed up to the Wiltshire Regiment (62nd & 99th foot) on the 12th of August 1890, at Devizes. John was recalled into the army upon the outbreak of the Second Boer War, arriving ...
  • Cpl. Tom Franklin (1894 - 1960)
    Early Years Grew up in Box Hill. His father died in 1901, when Tom was 7 years old, so Tom had to start work from a young age. He spent several years working as an "errand boy" before joining his old...
  • William Greenman (1848 - 1931)
    William Isaac Greenman was born on the 21st of June 1848 in Box, Wiltshire, England. He was the 4th son and 7th child of Isaac Greenman and Charlotte Greenman (nee Pinker) . After leaving school in 186...
  • William Franklin (1845 - 1901)
    He suffered from heart disease for the last 3 years of his life. This caused him to develop Oedema in August 1900. He died on the 26th of October 1901 of heart failure.

This is a project to gather all the Quarrymen who mined limestone in the Quarries of Box. Mining first started in the Quarry in the Roman Times. It flourished in the Victorian era, but mining in the quarry ceased in the