Thurrock in the Great War
|August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary
of the start of the First World War. Many men and women
from Thurrock contributed - as soldiers, seamen or airmen, as nurses, as
munitions workers or in other jobs, as lone parents, keeping the
home fires burning.
We would like to keep alive the memory of all the courageous
people from the area.
- Did you hear any stories about your
relatives in the war?
- Do you have any pictures from the
- Do you still have any medals,
plaques, certificates, newspaper cuttings, postcards, or
- Does your relative appear on a local
war (or peace) memorial?
We already have some pages about Thurrock
in the First World War. For example, the
Purfleet gunners who shot down a zeppelin and
Colonel Whitmore in the trenches.
We'd like to have more reminiscences from
Thurrock in the Great War and to publish them on our site and in
Contact us at
The pontoon bridge across the Thames at
Tilbury in 1915
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