Every year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month Wales comes to a standstill as we remember all those who have died in conflicts. “Tenby Remembers” is a memorial to the people of Tenby who served in the First World War. Over eight hundred and eighty people with connections to Tenby are known to have served their country. Their names are included in this book along with three hundred and seventy four biographical sketches of individuals named on the Tenby Roll of Honour (1916). The book includes three eye witness accounts of the early days of the war along with thirty eight letters written by or about Tenby servicemen which help to graphically illustrate the war as seen through the eyes of those who were there. Details of gallantry awards made to Tenby servicemen, including four who were awarded the Distinguished Service Order and nine the Miltary Cross, are also included. Two articles contributed by Mark Lewis, Collections Manager at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, examine the role of women during the First World War with particular reference to Tenby. An account of the Tenby War Memorial and the War Memorial window in St. Mary’s Church completes the book.
The book is part of the ‘Tenby Remembers project’ undertaken by staff and volunteers at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund the project has already produced a schools pack distributed free of charge to local schools and next year a First World War exhibition will be opened at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery.
The 200 page fully illustrated book is available from Tenby Museum and Art Gallery priced at £9.99