Wednesday, October 16, 2013
DID your ancestors fight in World War One? If so, Exmouth Museum would like to hear from you.
Next year – coinciding with the centenary of the start of the Great War – the museum is planning a special exhibition, focusing on the people of Exmouth who fought for our country between 1914 and 1918.
The museum is asking locals if they can provide a photograph of the men from their families who fought, to try and connect the names on Exmouth’s War Memorial to faces of local people.
It’s also asking for background information – a short description of the person depicted, where they fought, whether or not they came back safe and well, if they won any medals, what they did before and after the war, and their hobbies.
“In this way,” said the museum’s press officer Kim Roper, “it will help us all to connect a little better with these men, and to remember and honour their bravery.”
The museum says it is interested in everyone who fought, not just those who died. It’s also offering to do some research on each person whose photograph they receive, so even if you can only provide a photo and a name, the museum can include them in the exhibition.
Photos cannot be returned, so please only send copies, or scan them.
Email photos for the attention of Kim Roper to email@example.com, or post to Exmouth Museum, Sheppards Row, Exmouth, EX8 1PW.