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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 chris.kempshall@eastsussex.gov.uk. 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

chris.kempshall@eastsussex.gov.uk

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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
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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
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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