Soldiers around the parish …

Part of the community’s activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

38 ‘Silent Soldiers’ figures have been installed – each with the name of one of the brave men who gave their lives during that conflict.

The ‘Silent Soldiers’ have been located close to where each of the men lived or worked – and they now form a trail which, it is hoped, parishioners will follow.

Details (and an entry form) are available from the Five Bells – with all donations being passed to the Royal British Legion.

This idea has been devised and developed by Elaine Bray (with support from Karen White and children at Buriton Primary School) and the aim is for everyone to make a note of all the names of the men that they see (and also note their ages) and then compare their list with the 39 names on the Roll of Honour in the church. One of the men is missing: can you identify which man it is – and can you calculate the average age of the men from the parish who lost their lives?

Full details of the Trail and how to take part are on the leaflet at the foot of this page.