On Remembrance Sunday, a new sign will be on the churchyard railings beside the Warwick War Memorial, pointing visitors to this website where they can find the personal stories of the Warwick people who died in WW1 and whose names are on the brass plates.
During The Great War, casualty lists were posted on wooden boards on the railings. Local people would come each day hoping not to see the names of their sons or husbands.
So it was an appropriate location for the permanent memorial erected in 1921.
The 10am Remembrance Service in St. Mary’s Church on Sunday November 10th will be followed by a march-past by units from the local regiments, civic dignitaries, the Royal British legion, scouts and other community groups. The following day, Armistice Day on November 11th, there will be a short service at the memorial followed by the 11am minute’s silence in memory of those who died in both World Wars.
The website was created with the help of a community grant from the Town Council. The sign informing people how to find the stories behind the names and background information about Warwick in WW1 has the approval of the Town Council and St. Mary’s Church. It was made by the design company ‘Peeli’ in Smith Street.