Men on the Gates


After more than a year of research we are putting the final touches to the Men on the Gates website. Take a look and let us know what you think by visiting


We’re launching the website!

We would like to invite you to the launch of the new Men on the Gates website on Thursday 22nd March from 7pm at Qube.

Come along and hear the stories of the men who made the ultimate sacrifice. The evening will include a talk on the ‘Oswestry Pals’, a website demonstration and Q&A.

Friday 6th April, 2pm: We will also be holding an afternoon talk on the Officers and the brothers listed on the gates.

Both events are FREE to attend and are open to all. If you would like to join us for either event please email or call us on 01691 656882 to book a place.


Project background:

Qube Arts has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, ‘Men on the Gates’ commemorating the centenary of WW1. The project will research and document the lives and stories of the men commemorated on the Oswestry War Memorial Gates. Oswestry’s role in WW1 and beyond will be fully researched through the lives of the ‘Men on the Gates’, to commemorate their sacrifice and ensure their memory is not lost to future generations. An important railway town, Oswestry played a substantial role during WW1, it also had one of the largest military training camps at Park Hall. The ‘Men on the Gates’ project plans to create a comprehensive heritage resource for future generations documenting Oswestry’s role during the conflict. The final research will link to national archives through an interactive website and printed publications.

Would you like to get involved?

If you have any information on any of the Men listed on the Memorial Gates we want to hear from you. You can call us on 01691 656882 or email  Alternatively, come and have a chat with our Project Researcher at one of our drop-in sessions, every Friday at Qube between 10am and 1pm.


Did you see the Men on the Gates comic strip in the Advertizer?