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First World War Centenary Commemoration Project. East Sussex County Council. First World War Project Officer. Dr. Chris Kempshall Chief Executive's Office East Sussex County Council (01273) 481177 [email protected] First World War Project Officer.

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First world war project officer
First World War Project Officer

Dr. Chris Kempshall

Chief Executive's Office

East Sussex County Council

(01273) 481177

[email protected]


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First World War Project Officer

  • East Sussex and the First World War

  • East Sussex County Council

  • Sussex War Memorial Project

  • Getting involved



East sussex and the first world war1
East Sussex and the First World War

  • Lowther’s Lambs

  • The Sussex Pledge

  • The Boar’s Head





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The Boar’s Head

The Day that Sussex Died

  • 17 Officers and 349 ‘Other Ranks’ were killed in the attack at the Boar’s Head

  • 21 Officers and 728 other ranks were wounded and an unknown number taken prisoner

  • The dead included numerous sets of brothers

  • Of those that died 70% were from Sussex



East sussex county council
East Sussex County Council

Why a First World War Centenary Project?

  • A National Commemorative Event;

  • Meaningful Interaction with the Community;

  • East Sussex has stories to tell.





Project legacy
Project Legacy

  • Archives

  • Education

  • Partnerships

  • Communities

  • Links with Town Councils & Parishes


How you can get involved
How you can get involved

  • Your projects, events, and stories

  • Spread the word

  • Ask friends or family

  • Look around you


The cost of the war
The Cost of the War

In total the war cost Britain:

£3.251bn

In Sept 1918 1 day’s bullets:

£3.871m

1 year’s supply of biscuits/rations:

£3m


The cost in today s money
The Cost in Today’s Money

In total the war cost Britain:

£161,128,662,800

In Sept 1918 1 day’s bullets:

£191,857,598.80

1 year’s supply of biscuits/rations:

£148,688,400


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