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. (Click on any image to enlarge)