Welcome to the Liskeard Branch of The Royal British Legion
The Liskeard Branch was first established in August 1921. At this time the ' British Legion ' was formed by an amalgamation of four existing regional organisations to establish a 'National Body'.
The 'Liskerret branch of Comrades of the Great War' was already in being by 1918 but I have not found when it was founded.
A meeting on 4th March 1921 shows a Committee as follows:-
President Capt C. Blamey
Chairman Mr F R Dunford
Secretary Mr L R Godfrey
Treasurer Mr R Moyle
N.B. I have only checked the Cornish Times fiche from 1918 to 1921 (part of 1919 is missing) in the Liskeard Library (which is quite challenging) and I may have missed some reports.
Soon I will start checking from 1976 onwards to record the foundation of the British Legion Club. If there are any members who have their own reports/ photos that can be photocopied and are willing to have them included, I would be extremely happy to include them.
A file with with photocopies supporting the above will be available behind the Club bar soon.