Isle of Wight in the Great War


By: M J Trow
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: Towns & Cities in the Great War
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781783463015
Published: 2nd March 2015
RRP / Print Price: £9.99

Current purchase price:
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Isle of Wight in the Great War

The Isle of Wight went to war in August 1914 along with the rest of Britain. German waiters were arrested. The tourist trade slumped. Foreigners were denounced and lads from all walks of life flocked to the Colours. Then came privations, losses, hospitals full of the sick and crippled. After conscription was brought in tribunals were set up to catch draft-dodgers. Thousands of pounds were raised for the war effort and lectures, rallies and the local press all did their bit to keep morale high. There are no official figures for the Island's war dead, but 300 of the Isle of Wight Rifles fell on one day at Gallipoli in August 1915.

The original plan to commemorate the dead was to erect a cross in Winchester but that changed so that every Island parish had a memorial of its own. Ex-Islanders from as far away as Australia and Canada volunteered to fight for king and country in this war to end all wars.

 




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