First World War - Lynsted Memorial Project
Our Society is participating in the Imperial War Museum Partnership Project. We are following their timetable for commemorating the sacrifices made through 1914 to Armistice Day. However, this Project will also document the three people with connections to our Parish who died after Armistice Day from wounds received during The Great War.
Can you help us with your memories and material on what was happening in the Parish during any wartime period, or stories of what you or family members were doing?
Our contact point for this parish records project is email@example.com or call 522842 (Lis Heriz-Smith, who is leading this project).
The Commemoration Begins
At 11pm on 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany, ushering in one of the darkest periods in our history.
The Society's Commemoration Project will publish its research:
- Web publication of Society research into those on the Lynsted Parish Memorial;
- "On this Day" - Roll of Honour (with biographies) for those lost from the whole of the Kingsdown and Creekside Parochial Parish comprising Lynsted with Kingsdown, Teynham, Doddington, Newnham, Norton, Luddenham and Oare; and Wychling.
- "On this Day" - news items reflecting life and information flows "on the Home Front". This record includes Official Despatches from the several Fronts.
- Printed Monthly Roll of Honour for the Ecclesiastical Parish listed and displayed in Lynsted Church. Those named will be remembered during the Church Services closest to the anniversary where they are memorialised;
- Bimonthly Rolls of Honour in the Kingsdown, Lynsted and Norton Newsletter, covering the Kingsdown and Creekside Ecclesiastical Parish (what is this?);
- 2018 Book of Remembrance: At the end of the centenary commemorations in 2018, the Lynsted biographies were published in a Book of Remembrance that has been lodged for posterity in Lynsted Church, Lynsted and Norton Primary School, Faversham Society, Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne, Teynham and Lynsted Library, Faversham and Sittingbourne Libraries, Kent History Centre and Library (Maidstone), the Imperial War Museums and British Library for inclusion in the national Centenary archive.
- Copies were published for purchase from the author during 10th November 2018: Armistice Display. This research was undertaken for the Society by Lis Heriz-Smith: "They Shall Grow Not Old - The stories of the men of Lynsted with Kingsdown who gave their lives in the First World War," the cost is £15 +postage and packing for any orders not able to be picked up from Lynsted. More material is available on the casualties from other Creekside Parishes from research undertaken by Nigel Heriz-Smith and put on the Society website. Copies of the Book or questions or additional material you have should be directed to Nigel Heriz-Smith on 522842 - or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- World War 1 Recipes leaflet (PDF) - the cakes and biscuits prepared by Lis Heriz-Smith for the Exhibition on 10th November 2018.
- "Lynsted Times" publication of annual 'Home' newspaper extracts, from the collection of Nigel Heriz-Smith. These were on display during the 10th November event and, following enquiries, we have published here in PDF format for your enjoyment.
Lynsted Church War Memorial
"The Kingsdown and Creekside Ecclesiastical Parish" brings together the church-life of Lynsted with Kingsdown, Teynham, Norton, Newnham, Doddington, Wychling, Oare and Luddenham.