Rolls Of Honour

Topic 13: Rolls Of Honour

The combined effect of enemy action and the British war effort had an enormous impact on the lives of everyone in the county, far more than any previous war.

One indicator of this was the creation of Rolls of Honour in almost every parish. Beginning as hand written paper lists, or sometimes just names on a chalk board, these impromptu shrines became a focus of local communities and were often decorated and on special occasions provided with an honour guard of either Boys Brigade or Boy Scouts.

Snarford Roll of Honour. (Photo: War Memorials Online)