Shrouds of the Somme Supporters

The most moving and graphic depiction of the senseless death in the First World War that you can imagine.” Read more…

Jim Carter, British Actor
Patron Shrouds of the Somme

“The Shrouds will be of huge significance in London, allowing everyone to fully understand for the first time the true scale of loss and sacrifice suffered by our country.”

Kenneth Olisa OBE
Lord Lieutenant of London

Mark Lancaster TD VR
Minister of State for the Ministry of Defence

“The shrouds are a unique commemoration of the huge loss of WW1. The remarkable sacrifice is brilliantly represented in the scale and poignancy of the display.”

Major General Nick Welch OBE
Assistant Chief of the General Staff

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our very kind supporters who have donated to help us make this happen and remember the Fallen:

Donor Servicemen remembered / comments
Jean Murray For great uncle Stanley Humphrey Tremelling 1892 – 1915. He died in the Battle of Festubert and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the memorial wall at Le Touret cemetery with 13500 others. Not forgotten.
Nick Scott Very thoughtful project. Thank you.
Rob Mawby
Mike James Surely if everyone that appreciates Show of Hands and their superb shows was to commit a tenner we could get this one going? Mea culpa – it was only at the Lost Sound Chorus open night yesterday that it got mentioned and I got a kick up the **** to donate. Good luck with it, everyone X
Mark Daniels Extraordinary dedication, commitment and hard work to such a worthwhile project
Diane Wilson
Selina MAY
Anonymous I heard of your effort here in the U.S. and was moved. Keep going!
Richard Spalding A great cause.
Susan Bowyer
Elizabeth Wilkins Good luck!
Jacqueline Spea
James Kidner
Valerie Davies
Jane Isaacs nee Hughes 10253 Lance Corporal Evan Griffith Hughes, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
19806 Private Ben Hughes, Cheshire Regiment
Remembering ALL you brave young men – forever in your debt
Audrey Hounam 3679 Private David Smart, Royal Scots
Remembering ALL you brave young men – forever in your debt
David Alan Hounam 15128 Ernest Alfred David Barnes, Devonshire and Dorset Regiment
25958 Private Walter G Smart, Durham Light Infantry
Remembering ALL you brave young men – forever in your debt
Sam & Flynn Rotherham 22912 Private Henry Rotherham, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Remembering ALL you brave young men – forever in your debt
John Critchley
Nigel Lang They shall not be forgotten. I was so sad to see you did not make your Kickstarter target so am honouring my pledge with this donation and the purchase of the book. I find Rob’s work extraordinary from concept to the dedication of construction. I am sure it will be completed to the wonderment of millions of people and I am proud to be involved in some small way.
Derek Stanley Bringing these lost men home to rest is a wonderful tribute.
Ann Boocock
Ann Harrison-Brooks In honour of all who gave so that we might live.
Ian Storey Good luck in this excellent venture. Ian
Jennifer Waddilove
Michael Westbrook
Tim Salisbury
Rodolfo Vazquez Rubi
Alison Carter
James Heath Best wishes and I hope the project succeeds.
Elizabeth Whiting
Maureen Smith This project is a reminder of what happened almost in living memory and that it could happen again and, in fact, is happening in the Middle East now.
David Lenagh Hope to see this become reality, a small contribution from David @CharitiesTrust towards this goal.
Stephen Jeffery
Sue Harding I saw the shrouds in Exeter, an indelible experience. The dedication of Rob in working to achieve the final number is inspiring in these turbulent times.
Alison Gaff Such a worthy cause, to recognise all those souls whom never returned home … may they now rest in peace.
Susan Illing
Anonymous As a child, I remember being told that my paternal grandmother (step-grandmother) had married my grandfather after her first husband and all three sons had been killed in the war. My grandfather had lost his wife in the flu epidemic of 1918. What horrors of just 100 years ago.
John Coulthard I congratulate you I think it’s fantastic
Anthony Whetstone My father and Uncle both served in France in WW1. Both returned safelt. This is in memory of thei comrades who didn;t.
Jayne Walker
Anonymous My small contribution is in memory of my husband’s great-uncle who was killed in France 2 weeks before the end of the hostilities in 1918. His grave is known but was not visited until a few years ago. Always remembered.
Jenny Bussey My grandfather, G/11317 Private Horace CATH; 7th (Service) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), was posted missing after being sent out on reconnaissance towards Desire Trench on the Somme. He was 35 years old and left a widow and three children, with a fourth being born the following April. His name appears on the Thiepval Memorial.
Michele Osborne
Michael Blackmore I hope this modest contribution with be used to support Rob in his heroic effort to commemorate these tragically wasted lives and remind us and future generations of the futility of war.
Stephen Waite My grandfather was in the Royal Field Artillery at various locations in the battlefield and was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry while carrying out dangerous reconnaissance with a Canadian. When my father asked him about the war he wouldn’t talk about it, other than to say that he didn’t know how he survived. In memory of those who didn’t.
Gay Holden
Philippa Foster
Derek Sharman
Robert Beech I am very happy to support this.