The Museum of Somerset will be the venue for the Somerset Remembers temporary exhibition, which will open in August 2014.
There are many objects linked to the First World War already on display in the Somerset Military Museum. One of the most memorable is a wooden cross that marked Captain C.C. Maud’s temporary grave.
Maud was one of 4,756 members of The Somerset Light Infantry who died during the First World War. He was killed while leading his men in an attack at Ploegsteert, Belgium, in December 1914.
During the Christmas truce a German officer returned Maud’s body, declaring that he was ‘the bravest of the brave’.
Captain Maud is buried in Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery. A Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone marks his grave.