Welcome to the Isleworth 390 Project

Get Involved and leave a legacy of data

Would you like to get involved, learn some new skills, and help research one of the 390 soldiers?

Years since WW1

Servicemen who died in Isleworth

Age of the youngest British Soldier that served from the UK

A serviceman’s life expectancy in the trenches (in weeks)

Isleworth WW1 Centenary

The Isleworth 390 Project Outline

The Project

To commemorate and recognise each of the 390 individuals of Isleworth who died serving in WW1.  A parade was organised on the 9th Nov 2014 which saw 390 school children, each wearing a sash with one of the fallen soldiers’ names on, parade around Isleworth before the centenary service at the Isleworth War Memorial.

The Community

People are the cornerstone of the Isleworth 390 project. Bringing together the community to reflect and give respect to those who died. Educating people on WW1 and teaching how to research and document the soldiers’ lives, giving individuals skills to use going forward.

The Legacy

This project will leave a legacy for people to access and learn about the Isleworth 390 soldiers for years to come. Who they were, where they lived and what impact WW1 had on Isleworth at the time.  Our programme of event dates will be released as and when they arise and will involve: talks, discussion groups, displays covering first two years, workshops and skill training to those who wish to be involved in documenting the 390 lives.

The Fallen Soldiers…

 

John Henry Collier

John Henry Collier

 

The son of William and Annie Collier, was born in 1890. The census records him living at the George Inn, South Street Isleworth, in 1901 and 1911, where his father was the publican.

Bombadier Collier (44145) was a soldier in the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery. He enlisted in Woolwich and was killed in action in Salonika in the Balkan theatre on 22nd April 1917. He is commemorated in the Doiran Military Cemetery. His headstone record confirms that he married Florence V Wood (in1915) and that they resided in 434, London Road Isleworth.

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Our Project Partners

We are working with 3 churches, 7 schools and several other bodies on this project. Without all their help this project would never have materialised. We are very grateful to everyone who helped make the parade so successful and are excited by the prospect of involving as many of the school children and members of the public in researching the 390 soldiers’ lives.

Our School Partners

We are very grateful to the staff, pupils and parents of the 7 schools we are working with. Without the schools none of this would happen.

Schools: The Blue SchoolThe Green SchoolGumley House Convent SchoolIsleworth & Syon SchoolIsleworth Town Primary SchoolSt Mary’s Catholic Primary School & Worple School

Our Church Partners

We would like to thank all 3 churches who were involved in the Isleworth 390 project.

Some of the churches have their own images and video of the parade so please see the links below to each church.

Churches: St John The BaptistAll Saints ChurchOur Lady of Sorrows and St Bridgets of Sweden.

Other bodies we worked with

Many groups contributed to Phase 1 and will be involved in the next two stages. These include….

The Isleworth SocietyThe Isleworth Branch of the British LegionHounslow Local StudiesLondon Borough of HounslowLondon Metropolitan PoliceLondon Fire Brigade, Sarah Wood – IT support, South Street CafeIsleworth Public Hall Burchell’s of Old Isleworth, and all the numerous volunteers who have played a significant role behind the scenes.

Get Involved with Isleworth 390

Got any information on one of the 390 Soldiers or would like to research one of them for us then please get in touch.