Jim Carter announced as patron

We are delighted to announce that actor Jim Carter is Patron of Shrouds of the Somme. Jim Carter is perhaps best known to today‘s audiences  for his portrayal of Mr Carson, the butler, in ITV’s hit drama Downton Abbey, for which he has received 4 nominations as...

Extracts from our diaries

These are diary extracts  from two soldiers, 100 years apart. Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Ernest Sheppard writing from the trenches in 1915 and Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Elliot Drake writing from Afghanistan in March 2012 WO2 Sheppard was awarded a field...

Shrouds of the Somme launches in London

Shrouds of the Somme, a powerful emotive art project depicting the massive loss of life at the Battle of the Somme was launched yesterday in London at the Honourable Artillery Company. A total of 72,396 shrouded figures will be displayed in London in November 2018....