In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 The Royal British Legion has invited the public to take part in a movement to say 'Thank You' to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed, rebuilt and changed the nation.
In support of this Fareham Borough Council will be placing eight near life-size silhouettes of a 'Tommy' around the Borough and one of them could be here in Titchfield.
The Council are asking resident to vote on where three of the silhouettes should be placed.
The possible sites are - Westbury Manor, Daedalus and St Peter’s Church Titchfield.
The Vicar of Titchfield, Rev. Charles Matthews, went to France in 1915 to serve as a chaplain and minister to the wounded at a base hospital. He wrote of his experiences in the St Peter’s Parish Magazine.
The near life-size silhouettes of a First World War ‘Tommy’ will be fixed on buildings, gardens, fields, and roundabouts across the county, in remembrance of those in the armed forces who came home ‘silently’ from the war, as well as those who never made it home.
A large number of men from the village 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 a ‘Tommy’ in Titchfield click HERE