WWI Timeline Tribute to Men on War Memorial
These are the cards currently featured on the timeline display:
When no photograph is available of a man we may include a propaganda poster or other image of the time.
Friends of Marple Memorial Park are commemorating the 1914-1918 WWI Centenaries with a timeline display in the park that we hope will illustrate the impact of the Great War on the Marple Community (and others like it across the country) and encourage local people to find out more about the Marple Men who sacrificed up their lives 100 years ago. The information on display will also be replicated here on this web site and on Social Media to bring it to the widest audience we can.
The physical display in the park, which has been approved by Marple Area Committee and Stockport Council, is mounted on the railings at the front of Hollins House. It will grow in “real time” with the placing of a new card on the 100th anniversary of the death of each man listed on the War Memorial in the Park. The display will progressively build over the period from 24 October 2014, the 100th anniversary of the first man’s death, up to 23 November 2019, 100 years after the last of the 141 Marple men died. Other relevant information will also be added at times when appropriate.
The cards will feature a photograph if available, and brief details about the lives of each man. People wishing to find out more about any individual are encouraged to use the following sources:
The Book: “REMEMBERED – Marple Men who fell in The Great War”
by P Clarke, A Cook and J Bintliff.
This book and the research behind it carried out by the authors is a key source for the display and creation of this tribute would not have been possible without their efforts. Unfortunately the book is out of print but there are reference copies available in the Heritage Section at Marple Library.
Web site: “More Than A Name” compiled by John Hartley
The stories of all the men from the Stockport area who fought and died in the Great War 1914-1918. www.stockport1914-1918.co.uk
CWGC – Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. They care for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 153 countries. Their values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were almost 100 years ago. www.cwgc.org
WW1 Timeline - a detailed timeline of the Great War
Web site with timeline pages laying out the principal events of the Great War day by day with a year on each page. www.greatwar.co.uk