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Buriton and the First World War - at home and abroad 100 years ago

Posted on Sat, 20/05/2017 - 10:26am

The latest instalment of this community project reveals the roles played by Buriton men during April, May and June 1917 as well as describing what life was like at home in the parish at that time.

 

The project is gradually finding out more and more about the impacts of the conflict on life at home - and about each of the men who left the parish to take part in the war.

The latest information (the twelfth instalment of the research) appears in the summer edition of the Parish Magazine - and is attached as a pdf document at the bottom of this page.

 

100 years ago - effects of the First World War on the parish in the first few months of 1917

Posted on Sun, 05/02/2017 - 2:26pm

The latest instalment of this community project reveals the roles played by Buriton men during the first three months of 1917 as well as describing what life was like at home in the parish at that time.

The project is gradually finding out more and more about the impacts of the conflict on life at home - and about each of the men who left the parish to take part in the war.

The latest information (the eleventh instalment of the research) appears in the spring edition of the Parish Magazine - and is attached as a pdf document at the bottom of this page.

Canadian coin supports evidence of D-day troops around buriton

Posted on Sat, 10/12/2016 - 6:37pm

A routine field survey by local metal detectorists has unearthed a Canadian 1 cent coin in an area where Allied Troops are believed to have assembled in the weeks leading up to D-Day in 1944.

Research undertaken in Buriton to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day (part of a larger Heritage Lottery Funded project, coordinated by the D-DayMuseum, Portsmouth) included personal recollections from a number of villagers, describing where troops had camped and what they had been doing.

Conscientious Objectors, Local Tribunals and Imprisonment

Once hopes of a swift success on the Western Front in WW1 had been dashed, the country was to face a prolonged war and conscription became a necessary step to boost the number of soldiers and hasten a victory.

The Military Service Act came into force on March 2nd 1916 but neither the Government nor the military services had considered properly how they would deal with those who objected to military service for reasons of conscience.

Buriton and the First World War - news from 100 years ago

Posted on Tue, 22/11/2016 - 8:23am

The latest instalment of this community project reveals the roles played by Buriton men during the last three months of 1916 (amidst the terrible weather on the Somme) as well as describing what life was like at home in the parish at that time.

The project is gradually finding out more and more about the impacts of the conflict on life at home - and about each of the men who left the parish to take part in the war.

The latest information (the tenth instalment of the research) appears in the winter edition of the Parish Magazine - and is attached as a pdf document at the bottom of this page.

Poignant stories from First World War recalled at Buriton History Exhibition

Posted on Wed, 28/09/2016 - 4:20pm

The graves of four First World War servicemen, buried in St Mary's churchyard, were honoured as part of the community's annual 'Bygone Buriton' exhibition in September.

And scores of visitors - including families from across the country - paid their respects as they learnt more about Buriton?s involvement in the conflict.

Actor and comedian, Hugh Dennis, attended the event and spent over an hour talking with villagers about the array of materials which have been brought together in the local history project.

Buriton and the First World War - news about the Somme, 100 years ago

Posted on Wed, 28/09/2016 - 4:16pm

The latest instalment of this community project reveals the roles played by Buriton men during the Battle of the Somme as well as describing what life was like at home in the parish in the months of July, August and September 1916.

The project is gradually finding out more and more about the impacts of the conflict on life at home - and about each of the men who left the parish to take part in the war.

The latest information (the ninth instalment of the research) appears in the autumn edition of the Parish Magazine - and is attached as a pdf document at the bottom of this page.

Hugh Dennis to attend 'Bygone Buriton' exhibition on Saturday

Posted on Sat, 17/09/2016 - 12:53pm

Actor and comedian Hugh Dennis will be supporting the annual "Bygone Buriton" exhibition at St Mary's Church on September 24, featuring the community's involvement in the First World War.

The event will feature four First World War graves in the churchyard with Hugh attending at about 12 noon as an ambassador for the ?Living Memory Project?, organised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).  

Special War Graves Focus at Local Heritage Day

Posted on Tue, 02/08/2016 - 1:00pm

Local actor and comedian Hugh Dennis has teamed up with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to promote awareness of war graves here in Britain - and Buriton will be featured.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is encouraging people to remember ?the forgotten front?, the 300,000 war graves here in Britain, and to discover the stories behind the names of those who gave their lives in the First World War.