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. 

You can read more about this exhibition and project here.

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 astonshistory94@gmail.com 

  •            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.

You can read more here.

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