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Our research has unearthed some remarkable information about the contribution made by villagers to the Great War, tales of ordinary folk living through remarkable times:

- 120 men connected with Bishopstone and Hinton Parva who served in the military 

- 9 men born and brought up in Bishopstone or Hinton who died but whose names were omitted from the war memorials 

- the work of the Russley Park “remount depot”, run entirely by women to train horses for the frontline

- farmers' applications to local Military Service Tribunals as they struggled to maintain food supplies

- the extent of local charitable giving: everything from shelter for Belgian refugees, eggs for the wounded, cigarettes for prisoners of war and a great deal more besides 

- stories of bravery, ill-discipline, sickness and misfortune

All these and many more are covered in detail in "From Farming Fields to Muddy Trenches"

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