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New Project Will Ensure Burpham Remembers Its War Dead

Published on: 20 Sep, 2013
Updated on: 20 Sep, 2013

Burpham Church, working with the Burpham Community Association (BCA), has formed a community project team to remember with respect those men whose names are recorded on the Burpham War Memorial.

The war memorial at St Luke's Church in Burpham.

The war memorial at St Luke’s Church in Burpham.

Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and the team intends not only to remember those 18 souls named on the memorial but also to help to educate the local community in an effort to keep their memory alive.

Trevor Greenwood from the project team Burpham Will Remember Them, on behalf of its members, said: “Those men made the ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives in the defence of democracy and freedom in the belief that they were making the world a better place.

“Our respect for these men is immense; therefore we want to ensure that they are not considered irreverent to life in Burpham or that their sacrifice is ever forgotten.

“We want to understand the background of these men and to be able to portray them in picture and word while also attempting to discover what sort of community they left behind when they marched off to war.

“This project has offered us a unique opportunity for our community to work together and through presentations and displays we want to bring the history of these men, Burpham and Jacobs Well to life.”

There are 18 names on the war memorial of men who fell in the First World War.

There are 18 names on the war memorial of men who fell in the First World War.

The project team are keen to trace any existing family or friends of these men or others from Burpham and Jacobs Well who fought in the war. If you have any knowledge of their whereabouts, do contact them.

The team has set up a website that members hope to add to as more information comes to light. Have a look and see how the work is progressing.

Email the team at

Or write c/o Burpham Will Remember Them, 33 Coltsfoot Drive, Guildford GU1 1YG.

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