First World War - Lynsted Memorial Project
Our Society is participating in the Imperial War Museum Partnership Project. We are following their timetable for commemorating the sacrifices made through 1914 to Armistice Day. However, this Project will also document the three people with connections to our Parish who died after Armistice Day from wounds received during The Great War.
Can you help us with your memories and material on what was happening in the Parish during any wartime period, or stories of what you or family members were doing?
Our contact point for this parish records project is firstname.lastname@example.org or call 522842 (Lis Heriz-Smith, who is leading this project).
The Commemoration Begins
At 11pm on 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany, ushering in one of the darkest periods in our history.
The Society's Commemoration Project will publish its research:
- Web publication of Society research into those on the Lynsted Parish Memorial;
- "On this Day" - Roll of Honour (with biographies) for those lost from the whole of the Kingsdown and Creekside Parochial Parish comprising Lynsted with Kingsdown, Teynham, Doddington, Newnham, Norton, Luddenham and Oare; and Wychling.
- "On this Day" - news items reflecting life and information flows "on the Home Front". This record includes Official Despatches from the several Fronts.
- Printed Monthly Roll of Honour for the Ecclesiastical Parish listed and displayed in Lynsted Church. Those named will be remembered during the Church Services closest to the anniversary where they are memorialised;
- Bimonthly Rolls of Honour in the Kingsdown, Lynsted and Norton Newsletter, covering the Kingsdown and Creekside Ecclesiastical Parish (what is this?);
- 2018 Book of Remembrance: At the end of the centenary commemorations in 2018, the Lynsted biographies will be pulled together in a Book of Remembrance that will be lodged on display in Lynsted Church and a copy lodged with the Imperial War Museum to add to the national Centenary archive.
- Copies will also be available for purchase or PDF download from the Society website in 2018;
- 10th November 2018: Armistice Display. The Society will have its official publication launch of the research undertaken by Lis Heriz-Smith, contained in the book: "They Shall Grow Not Old - The stories of the men of Lynsted with Kingsdown who gave their lives in the First World War," at the time of the Armistice Display at Lynsted Church from 10am to 1pm. The cost is £15 +postage and packing for any orders not able to be picked up from Lynsted. More material will be available on the casualties from other Creekside Parishes. More about this event and the new book can be found by calling Society Chairman, Nigel Heriz-Smith on 522842 - or email email@example.com.
Lynsted Church War Memorial
"The Kingsdown and Creekside Ecclesiastical Parish" brings together the church-life of Lynsted with Kingsdown, Teynham, Norton, Newnham, Doddington, Wychling, Oare and Luddenham.