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19240 Shrouds of the Somme
Posted on: June 30th 2016
Section: Member news

19240 Shrouds of the Somme aims to commemorate that fateful day, remember those who fell that we might live in peace and help to educate the next generations of the cost of war.  We are also raising funds for The Exeter Foundation and SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity.

An impactful art installation in Northernhay Gardens, Exeter will be open to the public from 1 -7 July 2016. The opening Ceremony will take place from 7am on 1 July and the exhibition will be opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Devon.  


Donation or buy a shrouded figure.    

As well as make a donation, you can also pre-order one of the 19240 Shrouds of the Somme representing the Allied servicemen who lost their lives on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago on 1 July. 

There are three options:

1.       A framed, individually named shrouded figure

2.       A framed, unnamed figure

3.       An unframed figure

Please go to our website to order:

Add to the historical records

If you have any photos or memories of any of the 19240, please do send them to us so we can update their individual Fallen records – we aim to leave a lasting legacy of these 19,240 men.

Volunteer to get involved

If you would like to give some time as a volunteer then please go to the website and you can choose a time to help or contact Robin Chambers at

Visit the installation

We do hope you will be able to visit the 19240 Shrouds of the Somme installation in Exeter 1-7 July, it promises to be a very special, poignant and memorable event. All details of events around that weekend can be found here:

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