There are many memorials within the church and churchyard dedicated to the fallen of the First World War. To commemorate the centenary of WW1 we will be exhibiting the stories behind these names. As each anniversary comes throughout 2014 – 2018 we will display that soldiers’ story, therefore the exhibition will grow over the four years. We have created a Poppy Trail leaflet to help guide you through the churchyard to see the memorials and those within Christ Church. More information about the Poppy Trail can be seen here.
Each of the men have a different story to tell, but their connection is that they are all remembered here at Christ Church.
It has been a fascinating and heart wrenching experience researching these men’s stories. The Great War touched everybody from aristocracy to farmers. Some were Welshpool men born and bred, others died here during training or from the effects of war. Many are not buried here as they remain where they fell, but they have a memorial on the family tombstone in the churchyard.
The exhibition can be viewed during our opening times. A summary of each man’s story will be published here as each soldier’s centenary comes to pass – click on their name to view their story or see here
We’d love to hear from anyone who has any anecdotes, photographs or family stories about the fallen men that are remembered at Christ Church. Any information would be appreciated such as where they lived; what they did before they joined up; their military action.
Natalie Bass, Christ Church, Church Road, Welshpool. Powys. SY21 7LN
Or email: email@example.com
We are honoured to be part of the Welshpool WW1 Walk which is a self directed trail around Welshpool with QR codes to scan at each point of interest with a connection to the First World War. More information on this can be seen here. A short video has been produced by the Powys War Memorials Project to promote the walk which includes some shots of some of the memorials here at Christ Church.