WW1 Commemorations begin in Cholsey next week – Moment of Reflection for Pte Abbey

Commemorations of WW1 being next week in Cholsey for the 50+ men that fell in the Great War and had a connection to Cholsey.  There will be a commemoration to mark the day that each of them died comprising a short, secular act of remembrance in the lobby of the Pavilion.  Additionally there will be a special display under the war memorial plaque, which will be in place throughout the 4 years to mark the duration of the war.

The first remembrance will be held at 11am on Tuesday 5 August, for Private Alfred Abbey who died on the second day of the war in 1914.  Pte Abbey succumbed to illness before he left for the front but as he had already been called up he is classified as a war casualty. The ceremony starts at 11am and all are welcome.