South Oxford Community Centre

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St Matthew's 1914-18 war memorial

St Matthews Marlborough Road war memorial


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by photographer Philip King

As part of St Matthew’s 125th anniversary celebrations in 2015, and to tie in with the current 1914-18 commemorations, a group of local volunteers has researched the lives of the 66 men from this parish who died in the First World War and whose names are inscribed on the memorial in the church (left). Similar projects have been carried out, or are being carried out, in other Oxford parishes including our neighbouring parish of New Hinksey.

Here is what we've found out about the 66 men of Grandpont (plus a couple of others who are not on the memorial but who we think should have been).

As well as this website, the 66 Men of Grandpont project involves:

You can also:

If you know anything about the men from Grandpont who went to fight (both those who died and those who survived), please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The 66 Men of Grandpont project is kindly sponsored by Brasenose College, Christ Church, Four Pillars Hotels, The Greening Lamborn Trust, Maylarch Ltd, New College, Oxford City Council (Hinksey Park Ward), The Queen's College, the St Matthew's Bridge Builder Trust, and the University of Oxford Community Fund.


Bruno Guastalla (composer of the score for the '66 Men of Grandpont 1914-18' film), Simon Haynes (film maker, editor and producer) and Liz Woolley (writer, director and producer) receiving the Royal Historical Society certificate of commendation from Samir Shah, Chief Executive and Creative Director of Juniper TV and Chair of the Geffrye Museum, at the awards ceremony in London in January 2018. Liz Woolley also received a commendation for the South Oxford Local History website . Photo reproduced by permission of the Royal Historical Society. (Click on image to close)

[RHS commendation 26-01-18]