Remembering the Great War 1914-1919
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War (The Great War as it was known at the time), there is a display board hanging to the right of the brasses, giving information about the men who died.
The central panel of the display, giving individual biographies of the men commemorated, changed as the 100th anniversary of each man’s death was reached and was marked at the Sunday Evensong service closest to each anniversary.
To conclude the St Giles’ Great War commemorations, three copies of a Memorial Record Book have been printed using the information collected for the display board, including the biographies of each man, with maps showing where they had lived in the parish and where they had died.
One copy of the book will be kept in the Document Safe, one will be on display in church and one copy will be deposited with other St Giles’,Oxford records in the County Record Office.
|Date of death||Place of burial or memorial|
|Ronald William POULTON PALMER||5 May 1915||Hyde Park Corner Cemetery, Belgium|
|Henry Gwyn Jeffreys MOSELEY||10 August 1915||Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Arthur Ernest BAKER||17 October 1915||Ypres(Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium|
|Christopher CHOLDCROFT||19 February 1916||Loker Churchyard, Belgium|
|Ernest Leonard BENNETT||7 May 1916||Hebuterne Military Cemy, Pas de Calais, France|
|Francis Lewis HUDSON||23 July 1916||Pozières British Cemetery, Somme, France|
|Frederick Henry HASTINGS||3 September 1916||Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France|
|Frederick Tom SKINNER||3 September 1916||Serre Road Cemy No 1, Pas de Calais, France|
|Reginald Ernest WEBSTER||3 September 1916||Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France|
|Victor JESSEL||6 April 1917||Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. France|
|Alban John Benedict HUDSON||7 June 1917||Lone Tree Cemetery, Belgium|
|Thomas Parker GEORGE||12 March 1918||Quittah, Gold Coast, West Africa|
|Reginald Drury HODGSON||21 March 1918||Pozières Memorial, Somme, France|
|David Francis BICKMORE||19 July 1918||Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France|
|Francis John William SLAY||29 September 1918||Raillencourt Communal Cemy Extn, Nord, France|
|Harry William ROBINSON||9 November 1918||Botley Cemetery, Oxford|
|John BYWATER-WARD||14 March 1919||St Helen’s Churchyard, Isle of Wight|
|Roger James CHOLMELEY||16 August 1919||Archangel Memorial, North Russia|