Sample of Great War Commemoration exhibits

Object: Dried/Pressed Flanders Poppy c1917

Object: Collection of used & un-used Great War Bullets

Object: Princess Mary's 1914 Christmas Metal Gift Box

There are at least 2 on display. They are embossed brass, measuring approximately 5" long by 3¼" wide by 1¼" deep. Unfortunately, the boxes on display are empty. Originally, they would have contained a greetings card and contents that varied, based on the service the recipient was in, whether they were smokers or non-smokers etc. Many of the contents were actually dispatched separately and wouldn't have fitted inside the box anyway. There is an example of the "contents" of a seaman's box (Photo by David Pickup) if you search for "Benjamin Halsey" of Dinton at

Object: Harry Langston's Death Penny (Memorial Plaque/Medallion)

Harry's life is commemorated on the war memorial. Actually about 4.5 inches in diameter, issued to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war.

All four Death Pennies were manufactured at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, with the extra space allowing for "S" to be inserted before the "HE" for plaques used for female casualties .

Object: Trench art commemorating the Battle of Armentières - 1917

Object: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry embroidered medal cushion?

Object: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry embroidered medal cushion?

Object: British Dog Tag (From Cecil Gravestock)

Unfortunately, Cecil only had one dog tag - this one was brought back to his mother - leaving his body unidentified. It is made of vulcanised asbestos fibre and about 35mm in diameter.

We are also displaying a large selection of Cecil's records, photographs and articles such as his Church Lads Brigade badge.

Object: Medals.

There are several medals on display, these were awarded to 2 Liet. S.C.Barrow of the RAF. His notebooks and sketches are also on display.

The Weston Turville British legion Flag!

One wall was devoted to the men remembered on the war memorial, in the centre, a map showing the area of the village they were associated with.

Another wall for exhibits and a rolling presentation

And one of posters and an A3 sized canvas image of "our Jamieson"