Welcome to the Banbury War Memorial site. These pages are dedicated to the men of Banbury who gave their lives in World War Two. All of their names and details are listed on the Memorial page, and there is further information about our town on the Wartime Banbury page.

We have tried to identify all of the men listed on the Memorial, which is located in St Mary’s Church on Horsefair. To do this, we have used websites such as The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and FreeBMD, as well as information from documents and news clippings held by Banbury Library. We have been as careful as we can with our research, but if we have made any mistakes with our identification we hope you will let us know so that we can correct them.

Hundreds of men from the Banbury area fought in World War Two; in the Army, the Royal and Merchant Navies and in the Air Force. Some were sent to Europe, to North Africa, the Middle East and the Far East, while others stayed in England and worked in support services, in essential jobs and in the Home Guard. This site is dedicated to them all, but in particular to the men who made the ultimate sacrifice so that future generations could live in freedom.

It is important to us that these men are remembered, and do not just become names on a list.