To commemorate 100 years since the 11 November 1918 Armistice and the end of WW1 we are honouring the fallen from WW1 on the streets in the city where they lived.
Council Leader Cllr Gerald Vernon Jackson who put up the first board in Reginald Road this morning said: "This is a poignant way of remembering our fallen first world one heroes and enabling residents to connect with their local history and community."
Nearly 6,000 residents gave their lives during the conflict from 846 streets in the city.
From 5 November their names will be displayed on boards to be erected in the streets where they lived to honour them and thank them for their sacrifice. All boards will be in place for the commemorations on 11th November.
Greatest losses were sustained by Newcome Road which lost 24 residents and King Street and Reginald Road which each lost 23 residents.
The names of those that we don’t have addresses for will be displayed on the Big Screen and all the names are on the city's WW1 memorial.
British Legion Community Fundraiser Sarah Ferris said “This Poppy Appeal, we mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, The Royal British Legion is asking the nation to say ‘Thank You’ to the entire First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world. We are thanking the servicemen we often think of during Remembrance and Portsmouth City Council has chosen to do just this by displaying their own #ThankYou100 memorial installations throughout the city.”
If any current residents have any additional information about the fallen from WW1 the Portsmouth History Centre would be grateful to hear from them. Or if you want to learn more about Portsmouth during WW1 please contact the History Centre 023 92 68 8046 PortsmouthHistoryCentre@portsmouthcc.gov.uk