Keep the home fires burning


The Great War 1914-1918 A weekend of commemoratios to the fallen soldiers of hornton

This year will be the centenary to the start of WW1 and the country will be organising events to mark the occasion. David Cameron said there would be events to mark 100 years since the outbreak of war in 2014, Armistice Day in 2018, and the dates of major battles in between.
He said: "Our ambition is a truly national commemoration worthy of this historic centenary, a commemoration that captures our national spirit in every corner of the country, from our schools and workplaces, to our town halls and local communities.
"A commemoration that, like the Diamond Jubilee celebrations this year, says something about who we are as a people. Remembrance must be the hallmark of our commemorations."

The History Group organised a weekend of commemoration, this was Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and extended to Monday 4th August. The focus was to remember the sacrifice of those that left the village to join up and who gave their lives in the fight which gained the title of “The Great War”.
We collected as much information as we could about their lives in Hornton before joining up, to try and paint a picture of everyday life and what the village was like to live in from the turn of the century.

This section of the website is dedicated to that weekend and a reminder of their sacrifice.

Main Display Boards

Initial soldier and family research and ongoing investigation Barbara Greenhalgh, follow up research and communications Chris Woodcock. Finalisation of stories, additional research, photographic research, WW1 research and final presentation Laurie Furneaux.
Display boards printed by Hunts Printing Kidlington.
Many thanks to Hunts for the superb printing and great support & price.
Printed sheets mounted by Fiona Bridgland.


We thank all those people who kindly contributed to our flip book which was carefully put together by Chris Woodcock.
The flip-book will be an ongoing project and we will gratefully receive any further information on the people currently within the book. We are also keen to add further information on anyone who has a story to tell on their relatives whether those people were Hornton residents of 1914 or any time since.

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