Battle for Boar's Head Commemorative Book

Published: 22 December 2016

On the 100th Anniversary of the Battle for Boars Head, two separate Memorial Services were held to mark the occasion. The first was held at 11.00am at the Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital, where the WW1 Roll of Honour is situated. As this is a working hospital it was a very small gathering attended by The Deputy Lord Lieutenant, The Town Mayor and a representative from the Royal Sussex Regiment, who all laid wreaths in honour of those who fell in the conflict.

To accommodate the schoolchildren who worked on the project a second service was held at the War Memorial outside the Town Hall at 1.30pm. The Deputy Lord Lieutenant, the Town Mayor, pupils from St Marys School Bognor Regis and Arundel CE School laid wreaths and crosses.

Following the service, there was a chance for the children to showcase their work on the men of Bognor who died in the battle which was on display in the Council Chamber and the Mayor presented Certificates to all the pupils. Living relatives from one of the soldiers also attended. The last part of the project has been to collate all the research to be made into a Commemorative Book which can be downloaded here.