Event 25:   “Dorchester Great War Memorials” by Brian Bates

Date(s) - 4 November, 2014
2:30 pm

War memorial

War Memorial, Dorchester / Photo Geoffrey Wrench

As a military town, the folk of Dorchester were used to seeing troops going off to war.  But in 1914 it was different now – it was their husbands, sons and fathers who were boarding the trains that would take them to the Front.

This talk tells the personal and tragic stories of those who did not return and whose names appear on the town’s Great War memorials.  The stories weave together into a social history that shines light on the impact the war had on the very fabric of Edwardian Dorchester.

Cost:    Members £2.50        Non-members £3.00

(Parking is available in the church grounds)

St George’s Church Hall

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