Just over a year since the launch of the Warwick War Memorial Project, the Unlocking Warwick volunteers have researched nearly every one of the 364 WW1 names on the memorial in Church Street.
Project Leader Christine Shaw says, “It’s been a fascinating journey discovering the human stories behind the names on the brass plaques. It’s been particularly good to receive some lovely photos from family albums. But there are sure to be a few more hidden away, and we would welcome any more contributions to the website”.
The project has also revealed some of the resting places of the local men who died of their wounds in the UK. Other names have been discovered on headstones at family plots in local cemeteries. For example these two memorial stones were recently discovered in Warwick Cemetery.
Horace Megeney, who has worked for the Godfrey-Payton Land Agents was killed in action on September 21st 1918, less than 3 weeks before the Armistice was declared.
John Phillips, who lived in Vine Lane, died in a Southampton hospital in March 1919 and was laid to rest in the family plot in Warwick.