September 29th, 2016

Exhibition to remember 1,000 from Bromsgrove

Exhibition to remember 1,000 from Bromsgrove Exhibition to remember 1,000 from Bromsgrove
The display at Bromsgrove Library is on until the end of the month. (s)
Updated: 5:10 pm, Jul 07, 2016

A DISPLAY to remember those from Bromsgrove who took part in the Battle of the Somme is available to view at the town’s library.

The small exhibition has been made possible by the Worcestershire World War One Hundred programme, a countywide project for the area’s libraries to commemorate the centenary of the battle.

The Worcestershire Regiment played its part in the battle with the regiment losing more than 1,000 men. A further 362 from the county were killed while they were serving in a number of other regiments and units.

Each Worcestershire library has worked with local schools, Guide, Scout or Cadet groups or local history and family history groups to research one or more local men who lost their lives.

The display at Bromsgrove Library, on show until the end of July, includes information about local servicemen and for those Bromsgrove links to the conflict.

It has been researched using local papers and other resources, such as birth and death records and the census.

Details have also been supplied by families whose family members were involved.

Visit www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk/events/ for more on the Worcestershire World War One Hundred.

* BETWEEN 10am and 3pm tomorrow (Saturday), aside from the Worcestershire World War One project, residents will be able to meet Terry Carter who wrote Birminghan Pals. He will be there with his fascinating exhibition about the Birmingham Batallions of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment which also featured some Bromsgrove residents.

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