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 123 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.
Memorial Names Decision.
There are a number of names, particlularly on the St Peter & St Pauls memorial, that research has revealed appear to have no descernable tangible link with Swanscombe - for instance the man was born & resided in Northfleet or Greenhithe. It has been decided that these men will also be included on the online memorial. Whilst there may not be a record showing a link, there must be a reason why their names were accepted for inclusion, which is reason enough to include them here.
It doesn't seem that long ago that the Swanscombe Memorial website was launched but today we had our 5000th visit. Thank you to everyone who has come to look at the site & to all those who have contacted & helped us over the last couple of months.
The next round of research has now begun, with Pte James Beatrup now added to the list. Please continue to monitor the site and if you have any information about any of the Swanscombe men, either killed or survived,then please let us know.
A proud partner of the IWM First World War Centenary