The Heroes of Moreton project began in 2014, when Kit Havelock-Davies and Adam Wood staged an exhibition marking the centenary of the start of the Great War. The event also saw lectures, brass bands, a reading of Great War poems and music performers, bringing a feel of life in 1915 as war broke out. The central exhibition featured colourised photographs and histories of those men from Moreton in Marsh and district who fell in the Great War.
After the event Kit and Adam were joined by Jeremy Dyer, and campaigned for the creation of a new memorial stone honouring the town's war dead. It is the first time all 60 names had appeared together on one memorial.
With a fitted brass plate supplied by the Cotswold Engraver, Andy Everson, the stone was unveiled by Councillor Rod Hooper on 10th March 2015, 100 years to the day that Charles W Driver fell, the first man from Moreton to be killed in the Great War.
Since then, we have placed a remembrance cross at the memorial on the anniversary of each man's death, and posted details of them on the Facebook page in recognition of their sacrifice.
We have also arranged for the grave of Moreton soldier Albert Lamb to be repaired.
Heroes of Moreton - we will remember them.