© Gazette Series: Yate and District Heritage Centre: Murray Dowding.

"Read not these names in sorrow but with pride
and may you live as nobly as they died" from the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board now at Yate and District Heritage Centre.

Over 1500 names of those local people, military and civilian, who lost their lives in both World Wars are recorded on more than 62 war memorials across South Gloucestershire.

Here, on this site website, is some of each individual's family and military history. Researching the information is a huge task and it is not yet complete. Sadly for some individuals, there is little recorded and there might only be a name.

When more details of the lives and deaths of the people named on the memorial have been uncovered, these people and their communities are brought alive by their connections to families and friends. These are links that place them in the local homes and businesses of the day, and in some of the buildings around us, today.

We would like to thank all those who have so generously given their time to make this record possible.


Details about our memorials


View the names by regiment


Search by medals awarded