Silent Soldier at the Parish Room

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War Titchfield Parish Room has been chosen as a location for one of the Silent Soldier silhouettes.

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The silhouettes are a representation of 'Tommy' returning home silently at the end of the war.

The Royal British Legion produced the silhouettes of a First World War servicemen and asked businesses and local councils to help sponsor the project.

Fareham Borough Council has eight versions of the artwork, seven of which have already been placed around the borough at war memorials, like the one outside the Parish Room in the village.

The eighth silhouette has yet to be allocated and Fareham want members of the public to vote where it should be placed. The possible sites are - Westbury Manor, Daedalus and St Peter’s Church Titchfield.

A large number of men from Titchfield took part in WW1, some came back - many did not.

Set up in 2013 The Titchfield Remembers Project set out to identify and honour all WWI servicemen connected to this parish.

Through painstaking research the Titchfield Remembers group have identified 11 servicemen who were not included in the original count of those who were killed.

Copies of the book, ‘Beyond the Memorial’ which tells the story of each Titchfield man who died can still be bought - All profits to The Royal British Legion.

Visit the ‘Titchfield Remembers’ website and read about the men from this village who gave their lives in the First World War.  Click HERE

To vote for another ‘Tommy’ in Titchfield click HERE