The special website not only gives visitors information on local campaigns and events commemorating World War 1, but is also a way for family, friends and survivors to share their own memories of wartime.
The website contains stories of soldiers from local historian Paul Bedford, who spent six years researching the history of the 564 men from Cannock and Hednesford who never returned home after going off to fight and he recently launched the book ‘Not Just Names’.
The website is available at www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/worldwar1
Council Leader George Adamson said “It has been a poignant couple of years. This extraordinary website has a wealth of local information about local men from the area that lost their lives during the First World War and also highlights our local wartime history. It’s important that we remember.”
Pete Burt, Managing Director of WLCT, said: “WLCT is very proud to partner Cannock Chase Council in all its World War One centenary activities. This website will leave a brilliant legacy of how the community of Cannock Chase came together to commemorate the centenary. Art has been a fantastic tool in engaging our local community in our local wartime history.”
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