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First World War Role of Honour - Can you help trance the families?

Posted on April 10, 2022

A plaque bearing a Scouting roll of honour of those who laid down their lives in the Great War has been restored to its former glory and is set to be given pride of place at the Hampshire Scout Heritage Centre at Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre in the heart of the New Forest.

It was discovered at the 7th Southampton (Bassett) Scout Group headquarters by Assistant Cub Scout leader Chris Granger.

The roll of honour, saluting brother Scouts called to “higher service during the Great War 1914-18” lists 18 names from seven groups. Only two, the 2nd Freemante which became the 2nd Southampton and the 14 th Highfield are in existence.

Richard Spearing, of Hampshire Scout Heritage, said “This is a one off. We have no records of their names and we would like to trace families and anyone who might have known them.”

They would also like to know the origins of the Southampton Scouts Memorial Room. If you have any information which can help please email us at