11.00am Saturday - 25 October 2014
The WAR WALK starts at the AILSA TAVERN on the St Margarets Road at 11.00am. This was once the home of the publican's son, Percy Davies, who lost his life showing his mates 'the way to go home'. On our 1 mile walk we will pass the home of a man who died on the Somme and was buried under 2 different names and visit the Roll of Honour in All Souls Church to see the wooden 'field crosses' that once marked the graves of two local men. We will hear of a Gallipoli veteran who survived the Dardanelles but was killed in Gaza. In Isleworth we will pass the home of a man who lost his life with Lord Kitchener when their ship, "HMS Hampshire" was sunk by a mine and a former barber shop owned by a man who was born in Holland, lived in England and died at Vimy Ridge in France. We will learn of a boy who worked at Lion Wharf as a porter and another who died just a day after enduring '90 Days Field Punishment No 1'. The walk finishes at Isleworth War Memorial with an introduction from local Historian David Bright.
- Distance: about 1 mile
- Time of walk: about 90 mins
- Cost: Free
- For more information please call Martyn Day on 0208 892 5211