World War One

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Chalgrove Men Who Served in World War One Remembered

This is an ongoing project.   Military service details of 73 men who were born and/or lived in Chalgrove before the First World War have been identified. Much has been learned and continues to be discovered about where they served, in which capacity they served, and their Chalgrove connections. The educational and interest value of the project is not solely dependent upon archival research but has been greatly enhanced by family memories, stories, photographs, documents and other memorabilia.

Beginning in 2014 the research team presented a series of annual exhibitions in the village each of which displayed some of the information and material which had been gathered and continued to be gathered.  These culminated with an exhibition in the village hall on Rememberance Sunday 2018, the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. 

The team who put the information for the exhibitions together are now working on collating the information for future publishing.

  Contacts for this project is:
   John Steel-Clark 01865 890308


Chalgrove War Memorial

Chalgrove War Memorial Green
Chalgrove War Memorial Green

On the war memorial there are incised the names of 12 men who made the ultimate sacrifice in WW1. These are listed below and by clicking on individual names you may be connected to the relevant pages on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

 Name Date Died Where Buried or Remembered
 Joe Atkins  23 March 1918 Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon, England
 Ernest Belson  1  July 1916 Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Somme, France
 Jesse Belson  13 October 1915   Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, France
 Francis Brown  19 June 1915  Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
 Joseph Clements  22 July 1916 Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetry, St Omer, Pas de Calais, France
 James Franklin  5 December 1916  Etaples Military Cemetery, Étaples, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
 Ernest Hicks  6 August 1916  Loos Memorial, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
 Stanley Hicks  14 April 1918  Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
 Thomas Hicks  15 June 1916 Cabaret Rouge British Cemetry, Souchez, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
George Hurst  26 October 1917  Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
Albert King  25 September 1915  Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, France
Horace Lacey  17 March 1916  Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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