Chalgrove Men Who Served in World War One Remembered
This is an ongoing project. Military service details of 72 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 has presented a series of annual exhibitions in the village each of which have displayed some of the information and material gathered so far. These have been growing in content and will culminate on Rememberance Sunday 2018, the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The next one will be held in the John Hampden Hall, Chalgrove on Sunday 12 November 2017 between 11:30 and 15:30, this is immediately after the Remembrance Day Service held on the village green. This will be largely focusing on events of 1917.
|Contacts for this project are:|
|Wendy & Tony Ace||01865 890593|
|Sue Ilbery||01865 890973|
|John Steel-Clark||01865 890308|
|Or use the contact form below|
Men who died in World War One and are on the War Memorial.
On the war memorial there are 11 men named that made the ultimate sacrafice in WWI these are list below:
Clicking on their name will take you to the relevant page on the Commonwealth War Graves Commissions web-site.
|Name||Date Died||Where Buried or Memorial|
|Joe Atkins||23 March 1916||Plymouth, Devon, England|
|Ernest Belson||1 July 1916||Serre Road Cemetry, Serre, Somme, France|
|Jesse Belson||13 October 1915||Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, France|
|Francis Brown||19 June 1915||Ploegsteert Memorial, Leper, Belguim|
|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, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France|
|Stanley Hicks||14 April 1918||Ploegsteert Memorial, Leper, Belguim|
|Thomas Hicks||15 June 1916||Cabaret Rouge British Cemetry, Souchez, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France|
|George Hurst||26 October 1917||Menin Gate, Ypres, Belguim|
|Albert King||25 September 1915||Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, France|
|Horace Lacey||17 March 1916||Lijssenthoek Military Cemetry, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
If you have any information relationt to Chalgrove and WWI please contact us: