Records of First World War fallen to be displayed in village churches

Orford Museum's research on the First World War casualties listed on local memorials is to be displa

Orford Museum's research on the First World War casualties listed on local memorials is to be displayed in neighbouring village churches. L-R Jennifer Hall, Reverend David Murdoch, Brian Boulton, Jane Allen. - Credit: Archant

Months of careful investigation reached fruition as a First World War research team presented volumes of work in time for Remembrance Sunday.

Volunteers involved in a community-wide commemoration project visited churches in Orford, Sudbourne, Chillesford, Butley, Iken and Boyton to hand over folders containing the stories behind the names on local memorials.

The folders were prepared by Orford Museum with reference to archives at the Suffolk Record Office, Imperial War Museum, British Library and Suffolk Regiment Museum, as well as individual sources.

The museum was also behind the Heritage Lottery funded First World War exhibition at the town hall in September.

Jennifer Hall, curator of the museum, was joined by principal volunteer researcher Brian Boulton, and local history bulletin editor Jane Allen, in delivering the folders, which will be kept in the churches to be viewed by parishioners and visitors.

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