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The West Berkshire War Memorials Project

On this site you will find photographs of War Memorials in the local authority area of West Berkshire - and the wording inscribed upon them.  Every legible name has been transcribed so you can search for any person of interest without knowing which memorial commemorates him/her.

Memorials mainly commemorate the dead of the two world wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, others remember servicemen lost in all corners of the Empire, in conflicts from the 1st Battle of Newbury (1643) to more recent engagements such as the Falklands (notably the Falklands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne), Iraq and Afghanistan. Most names are on memorials erected by communities to remember the friends and relatives lost from amongst them. However, there are also memorials to units (eg the submarine HMS Tigris lost with all hands and remembered in St Nicolas' Church, Newbury) and numerous plaques, tablets, church windows, Commonwealth War Graves, and family gravestones remembering individuals or members of a single family. There are also a few instances where all parishioners who served, including those that survived, have been remembered in a roll of honour.

Wherever possible all of the above are included on this site.

There are also numerous gravestones, plaques and tablets commemorating those, usually officers, who served, some in a World War, others in 'peacetime', and who survived to have full lives. At present these stones have not been included.

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 Died this day:
19 July 1916
Charles Bates
East Garston

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