Shrouds of the Somme Supporters

“The ‘Shrouds of the Somme’ will be a fitting and powerful tribute to the bravery and selflessness of the thousands killed and affected by the conflict.” Read more…

Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London

“The most remarkable First World War commemoration you will ever see.”

Dan Snow
BBC Presenter

The most moving and graphic depiction of the senseless death in the First World War that you can imagine.” Read more…

Jim Carter, British Actor
Patron Shrouds of the Somme

“The Shrouds are a hugely powerful symbol of those who so selflessly gave their today for our tomorrow.” Read more…

General the Lord Richards
Ex Head of the Armed Forces

“The Shrouds will be of huge significance in London, allowing everyone to fully understand for the first time the true scale of loss and sacrifice suffered by our country.”

Kenneth Olisa OBE
Lord Lieutenant of London

Lewis Moody
England Rugby

Mark Lancaster TD MP
Minister of State for the Armed Forces

“It was a privilege be a part of this profoundly moving exhibition. It is both a powerful tribute to the fallen and a challenge to those of us living ‘lest we forget’.

Revd Canon Anna Norman-Walker

A HUGE THANK YOU to our major sponsor NEX and all of our very kind supporters who have donated to help us make this happen and remember those who gave their all:

Donor Servicemen remembered / comments
Anonymous Such a moving tribute at Belfast City Hall, for so many fallen!!
Caroline Winter My maternal grandparents both served in WW1, my grandfather fought in the somme. My grandmother was a field nurse. Both returned safely, which was a miracle. I always think of all those who did not, who sacrificed everything for all of us.
Lorna Gaston In memory of my great uncle Robert Noble, injured on the first day of the Somme and died at a rest camp from gas poisoning. Robert was in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, along with his two brothers, Henry and James, from Irvinestown in Co, Fermanagh. Lest we forget.
Clare Rossini
Gill Purnell In memory of my Great Uncle Douglas Hadfield killed in October 1916 aged 24 at the Somme
Annette Copeman
Andrew Gibson In loving memory of my great uncles, brothers David and James Gibson, 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who both died on the first day of the Somme on the 1st July 1916. Their memory is honoured at Thiepval Memorial. Their name liveth for evermore.
Elaine Barnes We need to remember the scale of destruction, those who lost their lives and the families affected for generations . What an amazing project The Barnes Family Hampshire
Ken Slaney In memory of so many men who gave their all. RIP.
Anonymous Given to ‘Shrouds of the Somme ‘ in lieu of a 60th. birthday present for Jake Moores OBE DL FRSA
Sarah May An amazing piece of artwork. Just seeing the photos is incredibly moving.
Anonymous In memory of Pvt 4133 Frank Harrison 12th Btn Manchester Regiment.
Jennifer Lethbr Happy to make a small donation towards this wonderful achievement honouring our brave fallen
Hawerby Trust Very moving and relevant
Patrick Friel
Anonymous Private Thomas Charles Eyles
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Dan Snow The most remarkable First World War commemoration you will ever see
Anonymous Dear Rob, Thank you and everyone in the team for continuing to help illustrate the horror of the First World War and hopefully dissuade the world to desist in the future.
Kelly Beck For Chris
David Jones
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Anonymous Let us never forget
Joan Barron Donated on behalf of Thomas Henry Harrison killed 16th September, 1916 during a battle in a field of standing crops near Lesboeufs,Picardy. He has no known grave but is listed on the Thiepval memorial. He was in the Welsh Guards and came from Cardiff, Wales. He left behind his wife Ellen and daughter Nellie.
Hannah Bennett We thank the soldiers who gave us our today and the Shrouds of the Somme project for respecting each and every one of them. The Year 11 Historians, Howell’s
Graham Stow
Jayne Topham
Trevor Soar
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John Morrison To remember my great uncle, Private George Morrison 6th Battalion Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed on the Somme 07/10/16. He has no known grave, but is commemorated on the Somme Memorial to the Missing, along with 72,000 + other heroes.
Graham Stow
Jayne Topham
Trevor Soar
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Janet Marshall
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Rosemary Allsop Proud to support this project in some small way. In memory of Private Jack Simmons, died 28 Aug 1916.
Michael Blackmore
Alina Lingard
Barbara Smith In loving memory of my uncle, Pte. William Carter, 3900. 1st/5th Bn, Cheshire Regiment, 1st July 1916, Age 18. Who gave his life for the Empire in the Great War and whose name is engraved at Thiepval Memorial, France. Thank you for remembering these brave men so movingly.
Dave Moss Just came across this site. I find it incredible and extremely moving. I wish you all the very best in your amazing quest to bring these brave soldiers memories home.
John Harries A very worthy cause and a very well done to the artist I hope all goes well and that you should reach your target easily if more people do the right thing and say Thank You
Jayne Widdicomb In memory of our late uncle (great and great great) – 16470 John Henry Dunn of the Devonshire Regiment, who died in battle aged 22 on 25 September 1916. Your name was included on a family grave at the Devon village of Holne, although you never came home and it is here and in our hearts that we have been able to remember and commemorate you. Never forgotton! A wonderful memorial to all the brave band of men.
Anonymous An amazing act of remembrance
Keith West In memory of my 1st cousin once removed private Joseph Plaxton(12/1183 Sheffield City Battalion Yorks and Lancs Regiment)who fell on the 1st July 1916.He is on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing,panel 14B.
Magdalen Galley For the lost boys.
J M Wakefield A wonderful project in memory of the thousands who gave their lives for us
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Margaret HUghes I have just seen the BBC Breakfast article about the amazing work of Rob Heard and was so moved by it I had to give a donation to help this work. Lest we forget.
Peter Cattrell In memory of my Great Uncle William Wyatt Bagshawe who fell at Serre 1st July 1916 with the Sheffield City Battalion. He was in the first wave over the top at 7.20am. Also his two friends Alexander Robertson and Edward Stanley Curwen of the same Battalion who fell at the same time. All three are on the Theipval Memorial to the Missing, on panel 14B, to the 12th Yorks and Lancs.
Carolyn Owen In memory of Harold Herbert Fifield
Beverley Weenin You will never be forgotten Thank you
alka groves I just watched a clip on BBC news, it’s heartbreaking to see the faces of our young men who never came home, but served our country to enable freedom for future generations.
Margaret Martin My great grandfathers body was never found however his daughter my nana was a remarkable woman and told all of us about her father he was always part of our family
Susanne Harknet
Suzanne Ridley Remembering Pte Percy Allen (Border Regiment), Pte William Rowlinson (Cambridgeshire Regiment) and Lance Corporal Charles Speed (Suffolk Regiment) of Whittlesford, Cambridge.
Deborah Gorman
Kevin Gleeson
Michael Chevali
Jean Murray For great uncle Stanley Humphrey Tremelling 1892 – 1915. He died in the Battle of Festubert and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the memorial wall at Le Touret cemetery with 13500 others. Not forgotten.
Nick Scott Very thoughtful project. Thank you.
Rob Mawby
Mike James Surely if everyone that appreciates Show of Hands and their superb shows was to commit a tenner we could get this one going? Mea culpa – it was only at the Lost Sound Chorus open night yesterday that it got mentioned and I got a kick up the **** to donate. Good luck with it, everyone X
Mark Daniels Extraordinary dedication, commitment and hard work to such a worthwhile project
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Diane Wilson
Selina MAY
Anonymous I heard of your effort here in the U.S. and was moved. Keep going!
Richard Spalding A great cause.
Susan Bowyer
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Elizabeth Wilkins Good luck!
Jacqueline Spea
James Kidner
Valerie Davies
Jane Isaacs nee Hughes 10253 Lance Corporal Evan Griffith Hughes, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
19806 Private Ben Hughes, Cheshire Regiment
Remembering ALL you brave young men – forever in your debt
Audrey Hounam 3679 Private David Smart, Royal Scots
Remembering ALL you brave young men – forever in your debt
David Alan Hounam 15128 Ernest Alfred David Barnes, Devonshire and Dorset Regiment
25958 Private Walter G Smart, Durham Light Infantry
Remembering ALL you brave young men – forever in your debt
Sam & Flynn Rotherham 22912 Private Henry Rotherham, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Remembering ALL you brave young men – forever in your debt
John Critchley
Nigel Lang They shall not be forgotten. I was so sad to see you did not make your Kickstarter target so am honouring my pledge with this donation and the purchase of the book. I find Rob’s work extraordinary from concept to the dedication of construction. I am sure it will be completed to the wonderment of millions of people and I am proud to be involved in some small way.
Derek Stanley Bringing these lost men home to rest is a wonderful tribute.
Ann Boocock
Ann Harrison-Brooks In honour of all who gave so that we might live.
Ian Storey Good luck in this excellent venture. Ian
Jennifer Waddilove
Michael Westbrook
Tim Salisbury
Rodolfo Vazquez Rubi
Alison Carter
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James Heath Best wishes and I hope the project succeeds.
Elizabeth Whiting
Maureen Smith This project is a reminder of what happened almost in living memory and that it could happen again and, in fact, is happening in the Middle East now.
David Lenagh Hope to see this become reality, a small contribution from David @CharitiesTrust towards this goal.
Stephen Jeffery
Sue Harding I saw the shrouds in Exeter, an indelible experience. The dedication of Rob in working to achieve the final number is inspiring in these turbulent times.
Alison Gaff Such a worthy cause, to recognise all those souls whom never returned home … may they now rest in peace.
Susan Illing
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Anonymous As a child, I remember being told that my paternal grandmother (step-grandmother) had married my grandfather after her first husband and all three sons had been killed in the war. My grandfather had lost his wife in the flu epidemic of 1918. What horrors of just 100 years ago.
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John Coulthard I congratulate you I think it’s fantastic
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Anthony Whetstone My father and Uncle both served in France in WW1. Both returned safelt. This is in memory of thei comrades who didn;t.
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Jayne Walker
Anonymous My small contribution is in memory of my husband’s great-uncle who was killed in France 2 weeks before the end of the hostilities in 1918. His grave is known but was not visited until a few years ago. Always remembered.
Jenny Bussey My grandfather, G/11317 Private Horace CATH; 7th (Service) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), was posted missing after being sent out on reconnaissance towards Desire Trench on the Somme. He was 35 years old and left a widow and three children, with a fourth being born the following April. His name appears on the Thiepval Memorial.
Michele Osborne
Michael Blackmore I hope this modest contribution with be used to support Rob in his heroic effort to commemorate these tragically wasted lives and remind us and future generations of the futility of war.
Stephen Waite My grandfather was in the Royal Field Artillery at various locations in the battlefield and was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry while carrying out dangerous reconnaissance with a Canadian. When my father asked him about the war he wouldn’t talk about it, other than to say that he didn’t know how he survived. In memory of those who didn’t.
Gay Holden
Philippa Foster
Derek Sharman
Robert Beech I am very happy to support this.