Clubs & Societies

History Club Meeting- 18th Oct 2017

Wednesday 18 October, 7.30pm

Jubilee Park Hall (off Brickle Lane)

Jim Smithson:

“The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and remembrance”

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission marks its centenary in 2017.
The CWG commemorate the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. Its cemeteries,burial plots and memorials are a lasting tribute to those who died in some 154 countries across the world and the CWG Register records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located. The CWG has played an important role in shaping public perceptions and attitudes towards the two world wars. Jim Smithson will explore the CWG’s story and its significance. He is an author on military history, and battle-field guide. He has recently published a book on the Battle of Arras, 1917.
All are very welcome.
Admission: free for members (£13 annual sub)
£3.00 for visitors.
Call Ian Myson 01295 720951 for further information



  1. Anne Cronin says:

    Further to my previous comment I would add that my great, great grandfathers, Benjamin and Matthew Barnes came to Australia in 1854 and 1856 respectively; one as a convict and one a free settler. I think that they grew up in Tank Lane Bloxham.

  2. Anne Cronin says:

    I have been researching my family history and their origin from Bloxham. My information goes back to Joseph Barnes and Mary Clifton who were married in St Mary’s Bloxham in 1820. If you could advise me of any links to historical research relating to Bloxham at this time in history I would appreciate it. Many thanks. Anne

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