Speaker Meeting

Mark Brennan, Chairman of Hadleigh British Legion

Mark Brennan, Chairman of Hadleigh British Legion, explained the Hadleigh Great War Centenary Project.  This will run from 2014 to 2018 when the Great War ended, with the aim of gathering as much information about Hadleigh people who served their country during that time.    So far, 12 histories have been completed and there are about 100 more to research.  The project will be publicised through Hadleigh Community News, website, exhibitions and presentations to local groups, etc.    Some lottery funding and grants have been obtained, but further sponsorship will always be welcome.  Mark would like anyone who can help with stories and details of friends, relatives, etc, who served in the war to contact him, whilst there is also a research team seeking information from Forces' records, the Ancestry website and other sources, to try and put together the various histories.  He gave an interesting Powerpoint display of photographs of Hadleigh servicemen, campaign medals and war histories.  Any information of help to Mark can be e-mailed to him at hadleighwwi@gmail.com