Our names are Gail Ham and Phil McConnell and we live in Dartmouth. Gail is a member of the Dartmouth History Research Group and contributed to the Group's exhibition commemorating the outbreak of the First World War. She is responsible for the content of the website. Phil has designed the website and has taken the photographs (other than those freely available from open sources).
At the top of each page is a close-up of poppies that we took during a visit to the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The installation features 888,246 poppies - one for each British fatality in the First World War. The rotating banners with names below this image are constructed from photographs of the Dartmouth War Memorial and the memorial boards in St Saviour's and St Petrox churches.
The website is supported entirely by us. We do not receive funding or sponsorship from anyone and we do not carry advertising.
Our research process and methodology is discussed on a separate page.
Please visit our acknowledgements page.
The information presented on this website has been compiled from a number of (sometimes conflicting) sources. While we have done our best to ensure the accuracy of the content, it is inherent in this type of research project that there will be occasional errors or inconsistencies. We cannot accept any liability arising from use of the information on this website; readers are advised to check the accuracy of information themselves.
Some of the images on this website are owned by us; some are reproduced here with the permission of the copyright holders; some are in the public domain. You may not reproduce or publish any of the images on this website wthout our prior written permission. The text on this website is copyright Gail Ham and Phil McConnell.