Titchmarsh History Association is delighted to support The Parochial Church Council in their ‘Lights Out’ vigil around the War Memorial in Titchmarsh, between 10pm and 11pm on Monday 4th August 2014.
Villagers are encouraged to attend and asked to bring a candle for a shared moment of reflection to mark the 100th anniversary of the date Great Britain entered the First World War.
We have provided detailed information about each of the 24 Titchmarsh men who fell during World War One. These tributes will be used as part of this special commemoration when we pay our respects to all who sacrificed their lives during this conflict.
18 May 2013
Ian recorded the recollections of Frances Osborne, the daughter of Harold Turner. Harold was a church warden and a major employer in the village. Frances grew up in the village and had many stories to tell about the other members of the family, in particular Alf, Jack, Den and Francis.
18 May 2013
Susan Andrews presented the Association with a copy of the extensive memoirs of her great great uncle Wallace Dudley who was brought up in the village and went on to serve in the Royal Marines, fighting in many of the major conflicts in the first world war – including, Ypres, Vimy Ridge and the Somme – before travelling to the outposts of Empire with the navy.