Local historians David Drinkwater and Steve Lewis spent nine months creating maps which show the homes of Cheltenham WW1 casulties, with help from John Wright, owner of Q&C Militaria in Cheltenham. The group sent out letters to 600 homes, telling current residents about the soldiers who had lived in their house 100 years ago, and inviting them to an exhibition.
Read more about the project on the Gloucestershire Echo website:
- Cheltenham marks the centenary of the start of the First World War with unique event -4th August 2014
- Cheltenham residents can find out whether a First World War hero lived in their home – 31st July 2014
Cheltenham’s fallen heroes remembered in red letter history project – 10th June 2014