Yesterday evening I took the dog for our evening walk and our route took us past the Newquay war memorial. It is in a glorious spot at the top of a hill overlooking Newquay bay. In the late evening sunlight it looked beautiful. A very fine place to be remembered.
If you have read some of my posts before you may have gathered that I am very interested in WW1, an interest sparked by both my grandfathers having served and also six great uncles. When I got home I decided to look for the names of the men on the memorial but although I can find photographs of the memorial, can't find the names. I remembered one of my favourite blogs, 100 NZ WW1 Memorials 1914-2014, by Helen Vail, and decided that here was the perfect opportunity for a new project.
So, today the dog and I retraced our steps, but this time armed with a camera, and I have photographed all the names. I intend to research them all (89) in time for Armistice Day 2011 and publish the information as I go along. Any suggestions about how to do that? A static page on this blog, or maybe a new blog? Let me know, I am already a fair way along with my first man - got his regiment, place of birth, place of death, parents' names etc.