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 181 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.
14th September 1914
Today we remember Pte Harry Ovens, 1st Bn Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, killed this day 100 years ago as the BEF pursued the German army to the River Aisne.
We will remember him.
15th August 1914
On the 15th August 1914, at least 3 of the men of Swanscombe arrived in France as part of the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) sent to assist the Belgians in holding up the advancing German army.
A proud partner of the IWM First World War Centenary