A group of Titchfield residents is appealing to people living in the area to help trace information on 40 First World War servicemen.
Titchfield Remembers was formed in 2013 to identify and honour all servicemen form the 1914-18 war connected to the parish of Titchfield.
So far, the group has collected data on 10 out of the 50 former Titchfield residents who died for their country during the First World War.
Members of the group hope relatives of the deceased, or people who have a keen interest in the history of the war, may have some information to help identify these men.
The aim is to gather family mementos, photographs or any artefact which retraces their time in the armed services, to feature in a book documenting their lives.
Members of Titchfield Remembers said that anyone who contributes to the book will get a free copy of these men’s memories.
Founding member of the Titchfield Remembers group, Amanda Laws said: ‘We would really like to put a face to these men’s story.
‘If only we can find relatives who have family albums tucked away.’
In August Mrs Laws and fellow group member Phil Burner travelled to one of the battlefields in Northern France to take photographs of the graves and memorials.
While there, the pair – who travelled with their partners – paid respects to the local men who lost their lives during the famous Battle of the Somme.
They placed their own Titchfield Remembers poppy on a wooden cross alongside each grave or memorial plaque.
‘We were overwhelmed by the scale of the cemeteries,’ added Mrs Laws.
‘There were thousands upon thousands and they were all impeccably maintained.’
Listed, see right, are the names of the remaining 40 villagers of whom information is still urgently needed.
Anyone who knew, or has any information about any of these servicemen listed should contact Titchfield Remembers via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Names of servicemen:
Pte. Frederick Newby- 1st Hampshire Regiment
Sergt.William Hatto - 1st Hampshire Regiment
Pte. Walter Robert Gamblin - 1st Portsmouth Battalion RMLI
Sergt. Arthur Sidney Fearne - 1/6th Hampshire Regiment
Pte. Henry (Harry) Couzens - 1/7th Hampshire Regiment
Rifmn. Charles Smith - 1st/8th Hampshire Regiment
Pte. William Sandy - 2nd Hampshire Regiment
Pte. Albert Ernest Smith - 10th. Hampshire Regiment
Pte. Frank Smith - 10th. Hampshire Regiment
Pte. Ernest Gamblin - 6th Hants 2nd/6th Warwickshires
Pte Frank Biddle - 10th Hampshire Regiment
Pte.Tpr. Arthur Carnarvon Whittaker - 11th Hants Yeomanry
Pte. Frederick John Bowers - 14th Hants (Portsmouth Pals)
Cpl. Henry Edmunds - 14th Hants (Portsmouth Pals)
L.Cpl. John Henry Fleet - 14th Hants (Portsmouth Pals)
Cpl. William Thomas Matthews - 14th Hants (Portsmouth Pals)
Sergt. Henry Walter Bowers - 15th Hants (Portsmouth Pals)
Pte. Ernest Frank Light - 15th Hants (Portsmouth Pals)
Pte. Arthur Newby - 15th Hants (Portsmouth Pals)
Pte. Walter Reed - 15th Hants (Portsmouth Pals)
2nd Lieut Duncan Phelps - 2nd Royal Sussex/15th Hants
PO Stkr George Ford - HMS Good Hope
Ch Stkr John Sims - HMS Cressy
P.O Francis Edward Watts - HMS Black Prince
Carnarvon Lewis Whittaker - Mercantile Marine
Gunr. Frederick John Bowers - Royal Field Artillery
Bomb, Dr. Henry George Fry - Royal Field Artillery
Dvr. Frank Frampton - Royal Field Artillery
Sergt. Ernest Henry Heath - Royal Army Veterinary Corps
Cpl. Reginald Thomas Marriott - Royal Engineers
Pte. Walter Smith - Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Pte. Frank Stuart - 1st Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry
Pte. Donald Barfoot Edwards Upshall - 1st Northumberld. Fussiliers
Pte. Arthur Price - 1st /8th Middlesex
Pte. Albert George Biddle - 2nd Kings Royal Rifles
Pte. Thomas Henry Wright - 2nd Devonshire Regiment
Pte. Herbert Walter Bungey - 3rd Wiltshire Regiment
Pte. John Frank Price - 7th Border Regiment
Pte. Charlie Chalk - 26th Battalion Australian. Infantry
Pte. William James Edmunds - 13th Devon Labour Corps.
Pte. William Arthur Barrow - 56th London Royal Fusiliers