This site is dedicated to the men of Swanscombe who gave their lives in the service of this country during the first world war.
It neither glorifies nor celebrates war but remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
In time, hopefully, the details & stories of those who served under the colours & made it home will also be added to this site.
Please feel free to visit the guestbook and leave a message.
Thanks for visiting.
So far, we have traced 163 men who were either born in or residents of Swanscombe and who were either killed or died as a result of service during the first world war. All of these men are also commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Work continues to identify any more men who deserve to be remembered here.
The names and as much information about these men as is known will soon be published here. There is every possiblity that there are living relatives of these men who may have pictures, letters etc relating to them. If so, please contact us so this information can be added to his entry.
100 Years Ago Today
28th June 1914. Gravilo Princip stands outside Moritz Schiller's cafe in Sarajevo pondering the earlier failed assaination attempts on the Arch Duke Franz Ferndinand when by accident, the car carrying the Duke & his wife drive past him. The car stops, then begins to reverse & stalls. Princip seizes the opportunity & steps forwards, firing two shots into the car. The shots kill the Duke & Sophie & are the spark that lead to the start of the Great War 37 days later.
Research continues on the last set of names on the memorial roll. If you have any information about any of the names on the roll, please contact us.
A proud partner of the IWM First World War Centenary