Some 36 Wheatley men died and some 146 more fought and survived in the 1914-1918 War.
You can find the names of all of them by clicking the link Wheatley Men WW1
The WHEATLEY GREAT WAR CENTENARY PROJECT plans to commemorate the sacrifices they made – in a booklet and an exhibition, as well as public talks, enhancements to the existing memorials in the village and community drama productions.
For this we URGENTLY need to borrow, copy, and will safely return, any and all of the following things which Wheatley and neighbouring families may still have:
• photographs and newspaper cuttings of soldiers, sailors, airmen, troops, families, regiments, dating back to the Great War
• letters, postcards, telegrams, diaries, or reports from them
• uniforms, medals etc.
• ration books, records of women’s war work, of homecomings
• memories or anecdotes about an individual or his family
• anything else you think relevant
Please don’t miss this opportunity to remember these brave men individually for posterity. It may well be the last chance to do so. Please contact one of the following by February 28th at the latest:
– Peter Jackson, Wheatley Branch, Royal British Legion: tel. 873246
– John Halliday, Wheatley Society: tel. 873281
– The Wheatley Village Archive at The Merry Bells on a Thursday afternoon
Or get in touch by email using the following form: