Remembering Thirty-Three Chiswick Men Who Died In WW1

The 'Heroes of Chiswick' exhibition is open to all until August

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Local Vicar Pens Play About Chiswick WW1 Heroes

One Man's Story In The 'Heroes Of Chiswick' Project


Heroes of Chiswick

Update On 'Heroes Of Chiswick' Project

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The 'Heroes of Chiswick' project which tells the stories of local people during the First World War, is now open to the public until August 2nd 2014.

The Exhibition was launched at the St Michael's Elmwood Road street party on June 14th and is open from 9.30- 5.00 every day, based in the church. Admission is free.

The exhibition remembers thirty-three men of Chiswick who gave their lives in the Great War. Their names have been commemorated in the church on this pillar in the church and on the stained glass windows, but very few people knew the real-life stories behind the names.

Come along and read their stories, the exhibition also shows where each of the men lived on a map of the area and has literature and information showing how whole families where devastated by the War.

The event was opened on June 14th by the St Michael's Players with their performance of “My Darling Boy” a fictional account based on the true stories if a number of the men who died, including the Gidley brothers and Larner brothers.

St Michael's Players perform My Darling Boy

Heroes of Chiswick is a record researched by the team at Heroes of Chiswick over many months and members of the community including schoolchildren, also became involved researching in archives and historical databases.

Sallie and John Vallins, descendants of the Coombs brothers who died in the war

The Heroes of Chiswick project has been funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund's First World War: Then and Now Centenary programme.

Read more about the project at

Church website;

June 26, 2014


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