World War One

Chalgrove Men Who Served in World War One Remembered

Poppy
Poppy

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 Exhibition
WWI Remembered Exhibition

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.

Chalgrove War Memorial on the Green
Chalgrove War Memorial on the 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 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, √Čtaples, 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
Chalgrove War Memorial
Chalgrove War Memorial

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