#100Silences Pilgrimage Itinerary

This route connects departure (Southampton) with Return (Dover) and Burial (London). Southampton is where the British Expeditionary Force left from in 1914. Dover is where the body of the Unknown Soldier was brought back to Britain. And London is where this anonymous soldier, representing all the lost lads, was buried.

During this pilgrimage, we won’t be sleeping in BnBs or hotels. The aim is church sleeping. But if you have somewhere to offer, perhaps with electricity and a tumble dryer, we’d love to hear from you. Contact will (at) britishpilgrimage.org if you have somewhere in mind…

Meanwhile, here are the prospective war memorials along the route. The aim is to record 100 silences, but there are at least 214 along the path!

OCTOBER 13th TO NOVEMBER 11th 2018


Day 1 – Southampton

Warrior the Horse

Hollybrook Memorial

Belgian Patriots

British Universities at Southampton Senate House


Day 2 – Southampton to Netley

Two Horse Chestnuts of Peace

Southampton Cenotaph

Port No 4 memorial

St Mary’s Southampton

SS Mendi at sea

Warsash Cross


Day 3 – Netley to Titchfield

Netley St Edwards gate and column

Netley Royal Victoria Hospital

Netley Commonwealth War Graves

Hamble HMS Mercury at St Andrews Church



Day 4 – Titchfield to Purbrook

St Peters Titchfield

Titchfield Cross

Wickham Memorial

St James, Southwick

Southwick House Unknown Soldier



Day 5 – Purbrook to Chidham

St Thomas and St Nicholas, Bedhampton

Men of Havant

Havant War Memorial hospital

Warblington Church Emsworth Memorial Garden ‘Abscene’

St James Emsworth


Day 6 – Chidham to Oving

Chidham St Marys

Bosham Remembrance Stone

Apuldram Cross

Fishbourne Memorial

Chichester Cathedral choristers

Chichester Royal Sussex paneling

Chichester Cross


Day 7 – Oving to Arundel

Oving School and Choristers

RAF Tangmere / Tangmere Parish

Boxgrove Major Lennox

Eartham Church

Slindon obelisk


Day 8 – Arundel to Chanctonbury

Arundel town

Arundel post office

Arundel Cathedral

Arundel St Nicholas

The Stuart Brothers

Patching Church

Findon Cross



Day 9 – Chanctonbury to Pyecombe


Steyning Church

Bramber St Nicholas gateway

Fulking Church

Pyecombe parishioners

The Chattri Indian Memorial



Day 10 – Pyecombe to Hamsey


Hamsey altar


Day 11 –Hamsey to Firle

Lewes post delivery office

Lewes town centre

Lewes East Sussex Constabulary

Lewes St Thomas a Becket



Day 12 – Firle to Wilmington

Firle shop

Firle Church

Alciston plaque

St Andrews Alfriston

Wilmington wheel cross


Day 13 – Wilmington to Wartling


Jevington plaque

Willingdon memorial hall


Herstmonceux All Saints Church


Day 14 – Wartling to Battle

Wartling Church plaque

Boreham Street

Ashburnham/Brownbread Street roadside cross


Catsfield St Laurence Church Cross

Battle Memorial Hall

St Mary Cross


Day 15 – Battle to Rye

Westfield Church

Icklesham Church

Icklesham memorial hall

F G Sargent Icklesham brass


Day 16 – Rye to Warehorne

Stone in Oxney memorial hall

Appledore School

Appledore Church

Kenardington church

Warehorne Church



Day 17 – Warehorne to Saltwood

Ham Street

Ruckinge Methodist chapel


St Rumwolds

Lympne church

Men of Cinque ports – Shepway cross


Day 18 – Saltwood to Capel

Saltwood Church

Saltwood village

Hythe URC

Hythe St Leonard’s Church

Hythe fire station

Hythe boy scouts

Hythe monument

Hythe post office

Sandgate air raid memorial

Shornecliffe cemetery

Folkestone WW1

Road of Remembrance Folkestone

Walter Tull memorial

St Eanswythe Church

RNAS Capel – Zeppelin site


Day 19 – Capel to St Margarets at Cliffe (via Dover)

West Hougham churchyard

Admiralty pier – returning wounded

South Eastern and Chatham Railway Dover (Cruise Terminal)

People of Dover cross

St James Church – first German bomb

St Margarets obelisk Dover Patrol


Day 20 – St Margarets to Knowlton

St Margarets at Cliffe role of honour

Ringwould Church

Sutton Church

Northbourne Church

Betteshanger St Mary’s Church

Tilmanstone Cross


Day 21 – Knowlton to Fordwich

Knowlton  Thankful memorial

Goodnestone Holy Cross

Wingham St Marys

Wingham New Cemetery

Ickham gate

Ickham CWG

Littlebourne memorial hall

Littlebourne Church



Day 22 – Fordwich to Denstead Wood

Fordwich Screen

St Martins Church CWG

Canterbury Buttermarket

County of Kent in monastic burial ground

Canterbury Tales (formerly St Margarets Church)

Buffs Regimental chapel

Canadian buffs

Royal East Kent Yeomanry

Kent cyclists

Deakins staff

St Dunstans

Masonic Hall



Day 23 – Denstead to Teynham

Boughton Cross

Faversham gunpowder works explosion

St Catherine’s Church, Faversham

Faversham War Memorial Garden

Faversham Cross

St Peter’s Church, Oare

Uplees Munition Works



Day 24– Teynham to Lower Halstow

Teynham Parish Church window

Teynham Churchyard cross

Sittingbourne Post Office

Sittingbourne Avenue of Remembrance

St Michael’s Church Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne Cenotaph

Sittingbourne Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Milton Regis


Day 25 – Lower Halstow to Rochester

St Margaret of Antioch Church

St Mary’s Church Upchurch

British Standard Cement Works

Gillingham Column

Gillingham Woodlands Cemetery HMS Glatton + Air Raid cross

Royal Engineers Obelisk Parade Square Brompton Baracks

Officers, Petty Officers and Men – St George’s Centre

Chatham Dockyards

Chatham Naval Memorial to the Missing (Great Lines)

Kitchener memorial

St Mary’s Church, Chatham

Nat West Bank memorial, Chatham

Fort Pitt Military Cemetery



Day 26  – Rochester to Gravesend

Rochester Cathedral – Royal Marines

Rochester cathedral cross

St Margaret’s Church

Leonard’s Department Store (City Wall Restaurant)

St Nicholas Church Strood

Shorne St Peter and Paul Church

Chalk St Mary’s Church


Day 27  – Gravesend to Dartford

Gravesend Windmill Hill Cross

Kent fire brigade

Imperial Paper Mills The White House Clifton Marine Parade

All Saints Shrine

Northfleet WW1 obelisk

Northfleeet Church

Bevans Cement Works

Swanscombe CWG

St Peter and St Paul’s Swanscombe

All Saints Swanscombe (Galley Church)

Stone column at Stone

Stone of Remembrance at Stone



Day 28 – Dartford to Greenwich

Dartford Town Memorial

Holy Trinity Church Dartford

Dartford Museum & Napkin

Christ Church Erith

St Johns Church Erith

Callenders Cable Co memorial

Erith Technical Institute War Memorial Playing Fields

Plumstead Common Memorial Howitzer brigade

Woolwich Artillery Barracks

St Michael’s Church Woolwich

Woolwich Town Hall

Greenwich Park Borough Memorial


Day 29 – Greenwich to Westminster

St John’s Church

Metropolitan Gas Company

Dreadnought Seamans hospital

St Alphege’s Church

National Maritime museum

St Peter’s Brockley

Brockley Baptist Church

St Hilda’s Brockley

Nunhead Obelisk

Nunhead Australians

Dulwich Christ Church URC

Dulwich Old College

St Pauls Church

Lambeth Borough Town Hall

Brixton Afro Caribbean memorial

Our Lady of Rosary Church – Brixton Independent Church

Stockwell War Memorial Garden Mural

Stockwell Clocktower

St James Piccadilly


Day 30 – Westminster Abbey

The Cenotaph

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier