World War 1 Centenary – Soldiers from Swanbourne
Soldiers from Swanbourne
Researched by Linda Rodgers and Ken Harris
All of those Swanbourne men who are named on the War Memorial opposite St. Swithun’s Church, have been researched. The results of this research are summarised as PDF’s below. Click on the soldier’s name for more details.
World War 1 Medals
Most of Swanbourne’s Servicemen would have been awarded two British campaign medals. They are commonly found as family heirlooms: the British War Medal and the Victory Medal (photograph, below right).
Swanbourne War Memorial and Memorial Gardens
There will be a new free standing memorial plaque erected before the end of the 2016 year on the edge of a new memorial garden. These new memorial gardens (adjacent to the main war memorial site) are being developed during the WW1 Centenary period as a place for rest, remembrance and reflection.
Servicemen information and artwork for the new plaque
Updated information on all the servicemen has been meticulously researched by Linda Rodgers and Ken Harris. Clive Rodgers has used the servicemen lists to compile a plaque for the new gardens including the artwork and enhanced archive photographs.
For the new plaque artwork as a PDF:-swanbourne-war-memorial-plaque-as-a3-size-final-version-2a