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 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.

WWI Remembered ExhibitionBeginning 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 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


Men who died in World War One and are on the War Memorial.

Chalgrove War Memorial Green
Chalgrove War Memorial Green

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 Remembered
 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

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