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War Memorials

From 2014 to 2018, communities are coming together to commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War.

August 2014 marks the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, a turning point in world history. The First World War claimed the lives of millions of people across the globe and has shaped the society we live in today. We are all connected to the First World War through our own family history and the heritage of our local communities. As part of commemorating this centenary, the council is publishing this booklet of names of people listed on war memorials across the borough. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parish and town councils for their invaluable help in compiling these lists of the names on the different memorials in their communities. The names have been reproduced as they appear on the memorials and some names appear on more than one memorial. It is important that we continue to recognise and remember the sacrifices that these young men made. These soldiers showed outstanding courage and comradeship in severe conditions whilst enduring unimaginable hardships. It is important that we also reflect on the role played by those at home too. We have invited many of the descendants of the servicemen named on our memorialsto events to remember their ancestors as part of our programme of activities to mark this poignant centenary and recognise the contribution of those who fought and died. For more details of our World War One centenary events, please visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/go/WW1  

Stratfield Turgis

George Collis
Pnr 11th Hants

Charles Hoare
Pte 1/8th Hants

Alfred Leadbetter
Sgt 1st Hants

John Leadbetter
Pte 10th Middlesex

Ernest Payne
Pte Scots Gds

Albert Steele Pte 2nd R Berks