The brass War Memorial inside St Augustine’s lists 38 men from Rodbourne who paid the ultimate price in the Great War, but there are many others. Together we hope to tell the stories of these men and everyone else from Rodbourne who served in any way during the First World War (1914-1918).
In 2018, we’ll mark the centenary of the Armistice with a range of events: from an exhibition and our own set of temporary blue plaques for the homes of the men who served, to a gala dinner and special Armistice service at St Augustine’s on 11th November 2018. All to remember the men and women of Rodbourne who did their bit for King and Country 100 years ago.
We’d love to hear about your relations, how they served the War effort, and what life in Rodbourne was like back then.
Can you can help us fill in more detail about the men listed? Or can tell us about others who went to fight but made it back home? Bring along old family photographs, maps of the trenches, medals earned and your stories to share. Or maybe you’d like to volunteer to help us find out more?
Call Gordon on 01793 616558 for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to volunteer to help us research the people of Rodbourne from the Great War.
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