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those, from Burpham and Jacobs Well who gave their lives in the 1914-1918 war

‘Burpham Will Remember Them’

In the early 1900s Burpham was in the Parish of Worplesdon and together with Jacob’s Well was essentially one large, scattered, community.

Burpham Will Remember Them’, is an independent community project,

by members of Burpham Church and members of the Burpham Community Association

(The War Memorial is in the churchyard of St Luke’s Church, Burpham, Guildford)

© Burpham Will Remember Them, 2014

August 4th, 2014 was the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WW1

The ‘Burpham Will Remember Them’ community project team is seeking to remember and honour the 18 souls named on the Burpham War Memorial, who made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in the defence of democracy and freedom in the belief that they were making the world a better place.

We are seeking to make all of us living today be more aware of their ultimate sacrifice, to keep their memory alive, to trace existing family and friends of these men and any other men from Burpham and Jacobs Well who fought in the war, to collect photographs, stories and details of service, to complete the history of these local men and the way life was in the Burpham and Jacobs Well Community in the early part of the 20th Century.

To ensure their sacrifice is never forgotten.

On August 2nd and 3rd we invited all to join with us when we held special commemorative events in their honour. See on left.

Click on ‘Those who Fell’ to go to page and select the name in which you are interested.

Each has a separate page with biographical information plus, as we add them, pages showing Census information and Family Trees , etc

To contact us and to find out how you might be able to help with this project see our Contact us page.

Please scroll down for recent updates and information about new entries on our website

About the

Burpham Memorial

New Links added

Norman Phillips, new Tree

Walter Wisdom’s

nephew writes

New on our site

details from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site with links to memorials where those on the Burpham memorial are commemorated overseas.

see cwgc page

“The War To End All Wars” - an on-going series of articles by David Winter (first three added March 15th)
NEW see “The Battle of the Somme -

               the WW1 Battle that changed history

Recent updates

Especially the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s

virtual cemetery: http://cwgc-virtual-cemetery.org/

of general interest and educational interest for schools.


If you missed this wonderful exhibition in August

come and see it on

Remembrance Sunday

at St Luke’s

Sunday 9th November

12.00 noon - 4.00 pm


You are also invited to the


Remembrance Sunday Service

at St Luke’s, starting at 10.45 am

which will be an ‘all age’ service service,

for all the family

(with coffee and donuts afterwards)

‘Burpham Will Remember Them’

exhibition re-staged for Remembrance Sunday

Next Sunday, 9th November