Honouring the villagers who served in WW1

Every second Sunday in November, villagers from Milton-under-Wychwood, Lyneham and Bruern gather together to remember the 42 men from these villages who died in WW1 and the five who died in WW2 that are listed on the war memorial on the wall of the Church of St Simon and St Jude.

This year, as part of the WW1 centenary, a special exhibition is to be held on Remembrance Weekend to honour the men from the three villages who served or died in WW1. The exhibition will include information that has been collected about the men, together with photos, medals, correspondence and some unusual memorabilia.

A list of names of the men from the three villages who served in WW1 has been gathered from the available records and accounts, but may be inaccurate or incomplete so, if you have any information to add, please get in touch with us – or come along to the church in November.

The exhibition will run on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November from 10am – 4pm, and on the Saturday evening, from 6 to 7pm, there will be a selection of war-time music and words in the form of poems, diaries and letters from WW1 to which all, young and old, are invited.

Any queries or information will be welcomed by Liz Watts (831759 or elizabethw@bfocus.co.uk) and Janet Wallace (831059).