30 Names Added to Thame War Memorial

On Tuesday 11th June 2024, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, visited Thame for a ceremony to mark the unveiling of an additional thirty names on the Thame War Memorial. The event was attended by around 300 people.

The additional names were uncovered after many years of research by the Thame Remembers Project. Students from Lord Williams’s School read the names of the thirty men during the proceedings, while Thame Cadets unveiled a new display at the Memorial Garden. Proceedings concluded with a chinook flyover from RAF Benson.

The event was attended by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, who laid a wreath at the War Memorial on behalf of the King; Cllr Alison Rooke, Chair of Oxfordshire County Council; Cllr Kellie Hinton, Chair of South Oxfordshire District Council; Cllr Andy Gilbert, Mayor of Thame; and Mr Allan Hickman for Thame Remembers.

The Thame Remembers Project was established to research the names of all of those listed on Thame’s war memorials. The Project also challenged locals to visit the graves or battlefield memorials of the town’s war dead.

As a result, over 300 people from Thame travelled more than 150,000 miles to commemorate 212 men covering 23 countries, 4 continents, 165 soldiers, 18 sailors, 28 airmen, 1 diplomat, and five conflicts – the Boer War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, and Cyprus Conflict.