14th Dec, 2018

Roll of Honour to be presented to pay respect to Stratford district residents who lost their lives during WW1

Ross Crawford 30th Oct, 2018

A ROLL of Honour is being created to honour those from Stratford district who lost their lives in the First World War.

It is expected to include around 1,600 names from across the area, including Alcester and Studley.

The book will be printed both as a record and as an electronic publication through the district council’s dedicated Great War website – www.stratford.gov.uk/ww1 – which will go live on November 5.

The Roll of Honour will be presented at a service of remembrance on Thursday November 8 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the conflict at the district council’s offices in Church Street, Stratford starting at 10.40am.

District council chairman Councillor Christopher Kettle, who will host the service, said: “During the research about our district and as part of the planning for our own commemorations, it became clear that whilst most parishes have a record of their losses, there is no complete record of the number or names of those who died across the district of Stratford-on-Avon.

“This Roll of Honour seeks to put that record straight.”

The district council has also bought eight silhouette Tommy statues, part of the ‘There But Not There’ nationwide tribute project for town and village centres including Alcester, Bidford, Henley, Kineton, Shipston, Southam, Studley and Wellesbourne.

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