Superbook - Privates Mogg and Packer
52 High Street
During World War One, this premises was the home of Mogg’s Bakery and Jersey Dairy, owned by William Mogg. Private Harry Mogg was his and Emily Mogg’s sixth son, and served in the 12th (Service) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. He was killed in action on 21st September 1917, aged 33, and was buried in Belgium, near Ypres. He left a widow and two children. Harry was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Trooper Frank Packer, who lived in Union Street and worked for Mogg’s, served with the North Somerset Yeomanry. Frank was wounded on October 12th 1918 and had his leg amputated on Armistice Day. He was 28 years of age. Three of his brothers also served in the army.
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Extracted from "Lest we forget... The men on the Wells War Memorial who died in the Great War" by Sue Curragh and Pete Trueman - available for purchase