Campden and World War One

How Campden people and places contributed to the war effort

Campden, as with every other community, remembers those who took part one hundred years ago in the 'Great War' and their families who found their initial enthusiasm and idealism changed into realisation of the cost to everyone.

As part of the national remembrance during 2014-18, Chipping Campden History Society is gathering information to record the efforts made by people in Campden and surrounding villages to 'keep the home fires burning'. We will be adding stories and new information as we discover them, so please keep looking at this page.

This research is contributing to 'Gloucestershire Remembers WWI', a Lottery-funded project with partners Gloucestershire Archives, the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham and Gloucestershire Local History Association.

Photo:Campden soldiers on leave - enjoying themselves at the Eight Bells. Standing left to right: Tom Harris, Ormond Plested, Lawrence Ladbrook, Tom Nobes, Frank Nobes. Seated centre: Harry Nobes, Jack Tomes

Campden soldiers on leave - enjoying themselves at the Eight Bells. Standing left to right: Tom Harris, Ormond Plested, Lawrence Ladbrook, Tom Nobes, Frank Nobes. Seated centre: Harry Nobes, Jack Tomes

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Photo:William Hedges (seen here with his parents, Fred and Bess) enlisted in January 1915. This photograph was taken on 14 August 1915, when he was home on leave. He was killed in action with the 10th Glosters one month later on 25 September 1915

William Hedges (seen here with his parents, Fred and Bess) enlisted in January 1915. This photograph was taken on 14 August 1915, when he was home on leave. He was killed in action with the 10th Glosters one month later on 25 September 1915

 
This page was added on 14/01/2014.