The First World War: 1914-1918
The Astons History Group, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, carried out a major project to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War, with an exhibition and guest speakers in November 2014 and again in November 2018.
The funds helped us to clean and refurbish our village war and the history of many of the fallen soldiers has been displayed next to the memorial on the anniversary their each of their deaths.
The following booklets based on our WW1 project are available for sale (priced at £6 each). If you would like to order any of these publications either contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wee Joe: From Galloway to Flanders Fields.
- Astons fallen soldiers. (our 16 village soldiers)
- The Astons Home Front: the role of women during WW1.
- We will remember them : extracts from the exhibition. (Due Feb.2019)
Our First World War Fallen
We are starting to add their stories to this website.
William Aldridge George Clacy
James Corbett Joseph Connelly
Hubert Cummins Mark Didcock
Frederick Elderfield Frederick Lay
Albert Lewington Gordon Lewington
Francis Kimmer William Knobes
Wilfred Savegar Robert Bishop Slade
Edgar Whichello Claud Lillington