War and faith

Many men who signed up had a strong faith.

At Redruth Wesleyan Chapel, 150 members of the Young Men’s Bible Class volunteered.

Many wrote back to Harry Rich, who ran the class.Detail Redruth Young Men's Wesleyan Bible Class

They talk of life far from home and how they miss Cornwall.  Cornwall Records Office holds several of these letters.  Click here to read.

Twenty died.

A brass plaque was unveiled in 1920 to remember those who served and lost their lives. Outside the chapel, there is a tablet of Cornish and Aberdeen granite in honour of the dead.