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)
The Isleworth 390 Project Outline
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.
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.
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
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.
Our Church Partners
Other bodies we worked with
Many groups contributed to Phase 1 and will be involved in the next two stages. These include….
The Isleworth Society, The Isleworth Branch of the British Legion, Hounslow Local Studies, London Borough of Hounslow, London Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, Sarah Wood – IT support, South Street Cafe, Isleworth 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.