During the years from 1914-1918 and again in 1939-1945, men and women from this Parish (the Parish of Bishopston) were caught up in a world wide conflict that would shape their lives, and those of future generations, for years to come. Men and women from this Parish found themselves serving in all parts of the globe and taking part events that would shape the destiny of this nation. This website is therefore dedicated to those men and women of this Parish who served and died in both world wars and seeks to investigate the lives of some of them and make their story more widely known to the rest of us.
Their stories are set out in the attached documents as follows:
- The Hall Mark – this is an annotated collection of newsletters published by the Vicar of St Michael & All Angels Church (the Rev. Dennis B Hall) in Bishopston after the Second World War. These were sent to all members of the Church during the war and were intended to keep them in touch with what was happening to their friends and family both at home and abroad. Also included as an Annex to this document is a brief history of the many people mentioned in these letters.
- St Michael & All Angels Church War Memorials – this provides a brief account of the life and death of those members of the Church who died in both world wars.
- Bishop Road School War Memorials – this provides a brief account of the life and death of those former members of the School who died in both world wars.
I have endeavoured to ensure that these accounts are as accurate as possible but if you do find any errors, or you have other information about these individuals which you would like to see included, please contact me.