The Museum’s First World War exhibition has undergone a major enhancement this year to recognise the forthcoming centenary of the 1918 Armistice. The war has been the subject of a major exhibit for some years, and includes items like one of the locally built Douglas motorcycles used by despatch riders during the conflict.
We have recently added a Roll of Honour dedicated to the 684 men from the district who gave their lives in the conflict. The names of the men were collected by Museum volunteers from the war memorials in Kingwood and the surrounding area.
We are very proud that the Museum can play its part in the commemoration of the Armistice, and make its own tribute to the fallen.
Sadly, we have been unable to get definitive information for some of the servicemen, and we would appreciate any further details our readers might be able to supply. We would also be pleased to obtain copies of any photographs that we could add to our archive.
The Roll of Honour can be viewed when the Museum is open, on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2.00pm until 5.00pm until 27 November.