It’s been a while since my last blog, not least because of the steadily increasing number of new war memorials and their casualties that I have been adding to the website. There are now 281 war memorials online consisting of 268 Worcestershire, 4 Gloucestershire, 2 Warwickshire and 7 Shropshire with a total of 13,521 names.
The Shropshire war memorials have been added for a specific reason. Ben Upton, an employee with the British Legion is undertaking the Snowdon Challenge in August 2013 in order to raise funds to have a war memorial commissioned for his local church as they currently only have the names on an A4 piece of paper in a frame. After discovering the Remember the Fallen website he has asked if I would be willing to upload the details of war memorials in his area and research the casualties in return for a donation to support my website from the sponsorship money he raises from the event. If you would like to sponsor this very worthwhile cause, please visit the following link: www.snowdonchallenge2013.com
The number of war memorials on Remember the Fallen has grown to over 225 with around 11,000 casualty names. There are several more to be uploaded over the next few days with ongoing research into casualties. Do keep checking back to see what’s new!
Remember the Fallen was launched one year ago on 15th December 2010. Since that date the number of war memorials on the website has more than doubled. Research on casualties continues with regular uploads of information on each individual. The number of people accessing the website on a daily basis has grown steadily over the months, a trend which will hopefully continue throughout 21012. A big thank you to everyone who has supported the website in various ways over the past 12 months. Finally, a Happy and Healthy New Year to all.
Latest war memorials added are Great Comberton, Little Comberton and Elmley Castle. Stourbridge will be on the website in the next few days. Several more war memorials are on the horizon! Personal details of casualties are added on a regular basis. Please do email via email@example.com if you would like to add further details to an individual or add your local Worcestershire War memorial.
Latest update on the website – there are now 160 war memorials recorded with the names of over 7000 Worcestershire men and women who gave their lives in various conflicts. Research on each individual can reveal some interesting, personal and often poignant stories. Those casualties with ‘no details available’ may still need researching or are awaiting their information to be typed up in the correct format ready for upload. Do keep checking back as there are regular updates of casualty information.
War memorials on the database now total 121 with several more being prepared for upload. Casualty details continue to be added regularly and visitors to the website grow in number each week. The schools website is currently on final trials and will be available free of charge to all schools by September 2011. The website is being featured in the August edition of ‘Your Family History’ magazine as one of the ‘best picks’ of the county!
To date there are now 113 war memorials on the website listing over 6000 casualties. A further 8 more war memorials are awaiting upload. Casualty details are added/updated on a regular basis so do keep watching
Launch of the Remember the Fallen website
Re-dedication service of the newly restored war memorial, held in the street by the memorial
Exhibition in old St Martin’s Church, Worcester