Thame Remembers

Latest Updates

  1. House plaque project update

    The individual plaque project continues to gather pace and you may have seen a number of these in-situ across the town. We are thrilled so many current residents have agreed to take part. The project aims to place a small cast metal plaque at the house in Thame of each service man who died for […]

  2. Frank Howard Kirby VC CBE DCM

    Whilst the Thame Remembers project is complete, our appetite for commemorating Thame’s wartime heroes remains and one of our steering group, Mike Dyer, has been actively pursuing a new initiative which will shortly come to fruition. We are delighted to share news of the impending installation and unveiling of a Blue Plaque in Thame to […]

  3. Issue 40 out now!

    We are thrilled to deliver the latest action packed Thame Remembers newsletter. This edition brings news about our legacy book launch at the TAL festival, MP John Howell asking the House of Commons to acknowledge the project, plans for our final celebration and our recent radio coverage on BBC Radio Oxford. Download issue 40 of […]

  4. Issue 17 now out!

    We are thrilled to present the latest Thame Remembers newsletter. This edition focuses on our new website developments, including the Thame Remembers Google Map functionality. This work has resulted in finding a new Thame soldier raising our target to 214 casualties. Enjoy the read and please share with others.

  5. New Google Map feature

    After months of hard work in the background by Steve Perry and Pentangle (Thame based IT consultancy), we are thrilled to have added new functionality to the website. You can now use a Google powered interactive map to find, locate and read about our fallen soliders. See here for details: View Map

  6. First cross delivery of 2016

    Last Saturday, 9 January, saw the first Thame Remembers cross delivery of 2016. Thame resident Corporal Tim Jones of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, currently stationed in Germany, laid a cross at Hanover War Cemetery in memory of Lance Corporal Ronald Frank Harris, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry, who died on 5 April 1945.

  7. Day 2 in the trenches

    Our group continued their journey today stopping at the Beaumont-Hamel preserved trenches on the WW1 Somme battlefields.

  8. Phone app launched for 30,000th Last Post in Ypres

    To commemorate the 30,000th last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate, the Last Post Association have released an App for the iPad/iPhone – search ‘The Last Post Association’ in the App Store. This lists all of the names on the memorial and indicates the specific panels on which the names can be located. It also includes […]

  9. Presentation to year 9 students ahead of Normandy trip

    Mike Dyer and Dave Bretherton are making a presentation at Lord Williams’s School to a group of year 9 students and their parents to brief them on the project before they depart on a school trip to the Normandy beaches. Forty four students and four members of staff will be visiting the WW2 landing sites and surrounding area, […]

  10. A Group with Similar Aims

    During our recent trip to the Somme we found the name of another group in the Visitor Books at two cemeteries. Rutland Remembers has similar objectives in remembering and visiting their war dead, although they have confined themselves to WW1. We wish them well with their project and fully expect to encounter them again on […]