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WW1 Armed Forces
Book of Remembrance
Blackmore Vale Region
A PDF file/files from the Book of Remembrance containing names and biogs of those remembered on your First World War Memorial.
Each file has photograph (s) and a short biography for each person commemorated.
Information (over the coming weeks) will be available for 120 Towns & Villages in the Blackmore Vale Region
Let me know any Villages and Towns you are after and I will get the PDF put on for you
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As you scroll down the list below, you will find some villages recorded as having no War Memorial, the fallen are listed under their respective villages but are commemorated on Memorials in other locations which are identified.
Some individuals have been completely missed off memorials – you will find them remembered amongst the pages.
Lest We Forget
Packed full of original research and more than 90 black and white photographs, many previously unseen, this seminal study tells of how the Somerset village of Henstridge dealt with the First World War, of the men who served and their families and pieces together the life of another era.
By reconstructing the near-forgotten world of village life in the early twentieth century, particular attention is paid to the life and work of the people, as revealed through the medium of business, farming, crafts, education and religion. The analysis, set in the wider context of the First World War, exposes the magnitude of local families sucked into its deadly grips.
The First World War had a profound effect on society, yet today, parishes like Henstridge are bereft of visual reminders of the effort and suffering it induced; save the war memorial. So little is known about the brave people immortalised on the parish obelisk, for chiselled on the stone column are just their surnames and initials. One fact is crystal clear. More than 220 men from the Parish of Henstridge went to the First World War. Some never made it back. This is as much their story as it is a snapshot of parish life long gone.
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Lest We Forget