As time goes by, the names on the village war memorials, of those brave souls from the parishes of Upwey and Broadwey who gave their lives in the two World Wars, become just that - a name.
As part of the Village History Collection we would like to bring the names to life by including information about the men, where they lived, what they did before joining up and their families - perhaps a photo.
We've made a start, as you will see in this document. As well as the names on the memorials we have discovered other men who had a connection to the villages and have included them as well. (Searched for village names on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website(cwgc.org)).
We now need your help - were you related to or did you know any of the men?
Just get in touch with Sue Virgin: firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 01305 267759
Roll of Honour
Sources of information
War memorials at: Upwey & Broadwey War Memorial Hall; St Laurence Church, Upwey ; St Nicholas Church, Broadwey
Commonwealth War Grave Commission - cwgc.org
Dorchester Remembers The Great War by Brian Bates
Dorset Evening Echo Archives
Dorset History Centre
Dorset Online Parish Clerks - opcdorset.org
Upwey & Broadwey History Collection - school photos
Various websites relating to the ships and regiments
The families of: EC Dibben; P Fellowes; CW Gordon-Steward; J Legg; D Menzies; M Peachell