A superb new book, Village Boys Still, is now available which covers the lives of thirty-one soldiers from the Parish of Tillington who fell in the Great War

Following the Exhibition in 2014 in All Hallows' Church, Tillington, Trevor Purnell has conducted further substantial research into the soldiers from the parish who were killed in the Great War.

He considers that it has been a privilege to use this work to produce a stirring book which includes chapters on all thirty-one soldiers.  The book portrays where possible something of their individual personalities and with these insights the young men will no longer be just names, without rank or regiment, inscribed on the brass memorial plaques in our village church.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
FOREWARD
INTRODUCTION
1 ~ The Parish in the years before the Great war
2~ Recruitment
3~ The Barrington-Kennett Family
4 ~ Major Basil Barrington-Kennett
5 ~ Major Victor Barrington-Kennett
6 ~ Second Lieutenant Aubrey Barrington-Kennett
7 ~ Private Albert Bailey
8 ~ Private Austin Bartlett
9 ~ Corporal Percy Boxall
10 ~ Private Arthur Bridger
11 ~ Private Thomas Bridgewater
12 ~ Private William Bryder
13 ~ Private Harold Budd
14 ~ Private William Butt
15 ~ Private Thomas Daniels
16 ~ Lance Sergeant William Duck
17 ~ Corporal Joseph Dummer
18 ~ Private Charles Edwicker
Contents
19 ~ Bombardier Wilfred Everley
20 ~ Lance Corporal John Grice
21 ~ Trooper George Hills
22 ~ Lance Corporal Charles Judge
23 ~ Private George Peacock
24 ~ Gunner William Pellett
25 ~ Private Egbert (Reg) Pratt
26 ~ Private Frederick Scutt
27 ~ Private Charles Stoner
28 ~ Lance Sergeant William Stoner
29 ~ Private George Summersell
30 ~ Private William Wadey
31 ~ Private Alfred Wilson
32 ~ Captain Charles Wilson
33 ~ Private Thomas Woolford
34 ~ Aircraftman Percy Yeatman
35 ~ The Parish Memorials and Monuments to the Great War
POSTSCRIPT
REFERENCES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
It is a high quality hard-backed book with an impressive dust cover.  There are over two hundred pages and one hundred black and white images.  In addition there are two sections of beautiful full colour images. The images of web quality do not do the book or its images justice, but rest assured you will not be disappointed.
Village Boys Still would make an ideal gift, but it is a book that is worthy of any bookshelf and will ensure that we never forget these brave young men.
The book is available at £14.95 plus p&p and can be ordered by using the Contact Us button
Testimonials

Your description of Village Boys Still as being a high quality publication is and understatement.  It is a super book - many congratulations.

Just quick line to say how much I appreciated your lovely book, which provides such a poignant memorial to those poor village lads lost in the Great War.

I received the book through the post earlier in December, but didn't open it then.  Instead I wrapped it up as a Christmas present to myself and opened it yesterday.  I was very impressed, the book is beautifully compiled and produced, which is a testimony to all your hard work and extensive research over the past couple of years.

The book arrived today and I am very much looking forward to reading it.  I think you have done a wonderful job - congratulations.

Just to say that the book arrived safely.  Very impressive! Many thanks for keeping me inform and for all your efforts in helping us not to forget.

There is no point in attempting such a project unless you're going to do it properly and Trevor has done a magnificent job.  The research is meticulous and the book is illustrated in colour.  I cannot praise this book too highly.

Village Boys Still
Thirty-one men from the Parish of Tillington
who gave their lives in the Great War