For our march meeting, Stephen Barker makes a welcome return and, on this occasion, will speak on the 'Indian Army in the First World War: Oxf and Bucks Perspectives'.
During 1914-18, the 1st Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry fought in Iraq as part of the British Indian Army. Many of the soldiers who died in the campaign are commemorated on war memorials across Oxfordshire. This presentation highlights a project run by the University of Oxford in partnership with the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum and highlights the Oxf and Bucks part in the campaign and the role played by Indian soldiers during the war. The talks is fully illustrated, includes a ten minute film and details of the related exhibition currently touring Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Stephen is an independent Heritage Advisor who works with museums, universities, and other heritage organisations to design exhibitions and make funding applications. He worked at Banbury Museum and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum. Stephen has delivered projects for University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University and the Battlefields Trust, amongst many others. He delivers presentations and tours related to the First World War and British Civil Wars. He is a Trustee of the Bucks Military Museum Trust and is an Arts Council Museum Mentor. He is the author of 'Lancashire's Forgotten Heroes' - the 8th East Lancs in the Great War and 'The Flying Sikh: Hardit Singh Malik'.
All members and guests are invited to attend. Doors open c13.40 for a 14.00 start. We do ask for £4.00 donation on the door to cover room hire etc.