Burbage During the Great War
Burbage During the Great War

Follow the lives of the people of Burbage during the Great War

Welcome to Burbage 1914.  Originally it was intended that this website would document the events of the Great War as they affected the people of Burbage, 100 years on.  

All Saint's Church

Monthly news from the Parish Magazine published during the Great War

Burbage Servicemen

The 1911 Census

Burbage Residents in 1911

Latest News - December 2022


It's been a while since I last updated the pages of this website but I have done so today albeit with only one addition and that is to add Everett John Bailey to the list of those who served.  


As always, I would welcome any information that would add detail to the pages.  


Act of Remembrance 2018


The words that follow were read out by the vicar at All Saints’ Church on 11thNovember 2018.   They remind us that the War affected the whole community and of the need to remember those who remained at home as well as those who fought on land, at sea and in the air.


We remember all those of our forebears who served their country in so many different ways during the First World War in order to bring about the Armistice 100 years ago at precisely 11 o’clock on the 11thday of the 11thMonth of 1918.


We remember the 110 men of Burbage who joined the armed forces, the seamen of the Merchant Navy and the fishermen who were exposed to the fury of the war at sea, particularly the submarine war, the nurses, munitions workers and all who supported the national war effort on the land, in the mines, the transport workers and those employed in the weapons and ship building industries.


We remember the children and those who remained at home to bring up and teach children, clergy who preserved the faith and morale of the population during those times of stress and distress and older people who helped to raise funds and to provide warm clothing for the troops.  We remember their counterparts in the Second World War and more recent conflicts.


And so let us remember before God, and commend to his sure keeping; those who have died for their country in war, those whom we know and whose memory we treasure, and all who have lived and died in the service of mankind.


They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old;  

Age shall not weary them nor the world condemn.  

At the going down of the sun and in the morning 

we will remember them.


Burbage Hanging - A group of local artists have put together a textile wall hanging to mark 100 years since the end of the Great War.  The images relate to Burbage and the finished piece was hanging in All Saints' Church in time for Remembrance Day 2018.



Pages Updated 



Parish Magazine August to October 1918 - 8 Jan 19

Parish Magazine November 1918 - 2 Mar 19

Parish Magazine December 1918 - 12 Mar 19

David George Vardy service detail added 24 Feb 20

Everett John Bailey added 7 Dec 22

Visitor Counter - Initiated April 2017

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