A Village Goes to War


Tracing Time (2019)

Commemorating the lives of those that went to war in 1914. Reading ‘Forgotten Lives’ has been a great reminder that these men were self-sacrificing by going into the unknown. They were ‘normal’ people, living ‘ordinary lives’, when they felt the calling to enlist and go to war. The legacy of the Great War still lives on in South Ascot. The restoration of the War Memorial will allow the memory to remain alive.

Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

With thanks to Olivia Marsden for her support and assistance in the research, Susan Ellis for the extraordinary book ‘Forgotten Lives’ and for all those that have been involved and participating in this event. Jane Glennie for taking photographs on the day to record the event.

A Time Capsule was created  and has been buried in the grounds to commemorate this event to be opened up in 100 years time.

Images courtesy of Imperial War Museum: Harold Francis Amboor Keating, Alexander Findlater Todd

National Library of Scotland: Digital Map of the Somme

Winchester College Archives: Robert de Hougham, Mark Bell

Frederick Leycester Barwell: unknown source