Islington Council has produced a touching digital memorial to the boroughs first world war dead in a map of the houses to which 9,400 people did not return. Have a look – it’s rather poignant to see the name and description of someone who died who would have been your neighbour in some form 100 years ago. It literally brings it home from the war memorial on Upper St. There’s a good write up of it on the council website.
‘The STLB project draws upon the database created for the Islington Book of Remembrance, which accumulated the names for all casualties of conflict (military and civilian) from the 20th century up to the 1950s. This is where we are gathering memories about these people and media such as images of them and their families.
The STLB focuses just upon the First World War casualties and locates them on an interactive map by their last known address. The poppies which mark each man are scattered around the world, because we have collected information about all casualties with an Islington connection.’
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund