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Emery Down Lychgate Project



Group Description
Aims
To honour our war dead - those named on our war memorial, on gravestones in the churchyard, or who were buried here - we are researching their civilian and military lives and what happened to their families during the war and in its aftermath.
To honour those left at home - we are researching activities undertaken by those waiting at home for news of relatives, loved-ones, neighbours and friends.
Methodology
The Emery Down Lychgate Project, run in association with the Emery Down-based local history group How We Used To Live, began in January 2014 with researchers in Allum Green, Bank and Emery Down. This self-funded project has identified 28 individuals and families to research. Most people were from families in Bank, Emery Down or Lyndhurst, some were professional service people, but the majority were other ranks who volunteered or were conscripted. Sources include censuses, school log books, burial registers, war diaries, and family oral history.
In addition to the 22 names of those who fell in the Great War (click on the link 'Emery Down Lychgate War Memorial' below), the project is also researching the following names in the Churchyard or people associated with the Ecclesiastical Parish:
Captain J. Chamberlain MC, S Wales Borderers and The Welsh Regt; Lieutenant Colonel C.H.M. Doughty-Wylie VC CB CMG, R Welsh Fusiliers; T/Captain R. Heaton DSM, RA Medical Corps; Major The Hon Sir S.K. McDonnell GCVO KCB, Cameron Highlanders; Sapper B.J. Payne, R Engineers; 2nd Corporal W.E. Tilbury, R Engineers.
Association with Lyndhurst Parish Council
By February 2014 the Emery Down project had combined with Lyndhurst, with Lyndhurst Parish Council, to include all Lyndhurst casualties. Some project members are researching 9 more names.
Outcomes
We will present our findings through exhibitions, at Parish Council events, in Emery Down, in parish Churches and The New Forest Centre which will host a talk and book launch in aid of charity.

Group Location
SO43 7DY

Website links
http://newforestparishes.com/about/emery-down-church/the-emery-down-lychgate-project/

http://emerydown.weebly.com/


Contact details
sasa.hall@btinternet.com

Historical Periods Covered
Both World Wars

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