Your Guide to 100 WW1 Commemorative Events happening in Oxford 2014-2018

Oxford Remembers Oxford’s Own

There will be 100 special events and programs hosted throughout Oxford County between 2014 and 2018 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War One.

These events will be hosted in five areas of the County. The areas that will participate reflect the 4 Companies of the 168th Battalion - Oxford’s Own, which was formed during the First World War. These four Companies include Company A - Woodstock, Company B – Ingersoll, Company C – Tillsonburg, and Company D – Tavistock, along with Norwich which has been added to reflect the unique Quaker history of the area and the story of the conscientious objector. Twenty commemorative events and/or programs will occur within the County each year, between June 28th, 2014 and November 11, 2018, resulting in 100 commemorative events and/or programs during this period.

Events and programs will be organized and implemented by staff and volunteers of the Museums, Archives, Libraries and Historical Societies along with any and all interested partners.

This project will raise awareness of the past achievements and sacrifices made by Oxford’s citizens on both the home front and the war front during “the War to End all Wars” WWI.

Please help us add photos, letters, stories and other WW1 content to our site by contacting your local museum.

 

 

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