Our database is created from the Transcriptions of WW1 War Memorials, Plaque and Rolls of Honour containing the names of the men and women of the SWFHS area who fell in WW1. By no means yet complete the database now contains the records of 1155 men who fell in WW1 and we continue to add to it. Today, 16 Nov 2021, we added the details of the 33 men who are named on the Box to Conway panel of the Stratford on Avon War Memorial situated in Memorial Park, Stratford. We are now researching the remaining 4 men named on the Conway to Davies panel.

The information collected is ofter wide ranging and includes details of their Military Service, details of how, when, where and why they died along with personal and family history details. In due course we will be adding photographs and documents to the database. This is a long term project which will take another couple of years to complete at current pace and we do update the website when we add new data. Gaps in the data mean that we have yet to find that info. Click the last name for more details of the soldier. At the moment the database is only searchable by one field so we suggest either selecting All in the number of records for display then clicking the column header Last and then scroll down or search by last name.

Do you have photographs, documents or information about any of the men and women of South Warwickshire?, if you do we would be happy to received and publish them. Use our upload form by clicking here.

To mark Armistice Day we have just completed the detailed research for the 32 men named on the Shipston on Stour War Memorial. We are interested in any further information you may have about these men. We are now researching the 35 men named on the A to B panel of the main Stratford on Avon war memorial.
 
Can you help us find the man listed in the table below?.
 
First Last SWFHS Memorial   Status
Percy  OWEN  Exhall (Wixford)  Not yet found 
William BARNES   Ratley  Detail needed to establish which of 2 men it could be.
 
Below are the last 13 memorials that have been transcribed and the details of all of the fallen can be found by clicking here.
  • Welford on Avon [11 Nov 2020]
  • Butlers Marston [11 Nov 2020]
  • Ettington [19 Nov 2020]
  • Lapworth [25 Nov 2020]
  • Rowington [8 Dec 2020]
  • Stretton on Fosse [11 Dec 2020]
  • Wilmcote [16 Dec 2020]
  • Warmington
  • Pillerton Hersey
  • Radway (30 Aug 2021)
  • Ratley (15th Oct 2021)
  • Shipston on Stour (11 Nov 2021)

Today we have added a further 12,300 Church of England Burial index records for Coventry St. Michael & All Angels (Coventry Cathedral). The records were carefully transcribed from the registers that were partly burned as a result of a bombing raid on Coventry which hit the church during WW2.l

Today we have added a further 15,750 Roman Catholic baptism index and 130 Roman Catholic burial records to our Non Conformist datebase (click here to search it). This brings the total NC baptism records to 63,200. The newly added records come from four RC churches in Birmingham and Kenilworth.

Can you help us find the man listed in the table below?.
 
First Last SWFHS Memorial   Status
Percy  OWEN  Exhall (Wixford)  Not yet found 
William BARNES Ratley Detail needed to establish which of 2 men it could be.
 
We have just completed the detailed research for the 14 men named on the Ratley War Memorial. We are now researching the 23 men named on the Shipston on Stour memorial.
 
Below are the last 11 memorials that have been transcribed and the details of all of the fallen can be found by clicking here.
  • Welford on Avon [11 Nov 2020]
  • Butlers Marston [11 Nov 2020]
  • Ettington [19 Nov 2020]
  • Lapworth [25 Nov 2020]
  • Rowington [8 Dec 2020]
  • Stretton on Fosse [11 Dec 2020]
  • Wilmcote [16 Dec 2020]
  • Warmington
  • Pillerton Hersey
  • Radway (30 Aug 2021)
  • Ratley (15th Oct 2021)