THE FACES of some of the men who left Haverfordwest to fight in the First World War have appeared in the windows of their former homes.

A series of posters created by the town council show the faces of 35 men who left their homes in Pembrokeshire’s county town to fight in France from 1914 onwards.

The “I Lived Here” posters have been given out to the current owners of the homes which the men left to display in their windows in the lead-up to Remembrance Day.

Town councillor, Jonathan Collier, who conducted historical research for the project said it emphasised the effect the Great War had on Pembrokeshire.

“It is hard to imagine what it must have been like at the time for these young men and boys to walk over the threshold with a backpack on their backs and go off to France never to see their families again,” he said.

More than 200 men from Haverfordwest died throughout the First World War, but only 35 of those had an address which could be traced today.

Volunteers visited the addresses, and spoke to the current residents about the men who once lived there.

Though the majority of these men are listed on the roll of honour or on local war memorials, 40 of them are not and the town council and Royal British Legion are currently discussing a way to commemorate them.

The posters can be found in the older parts of Haverfordwest, with a large number of them around North Gate, Barn Street, City Road and Spring Gardens as well as Bridge Street, while others are clustered in Prendergast.

“I hope people might see these and stop for a moment and think and remember these men who walked away from Haverfordwest 100 years ago and never came home,” said Cllr Collier.

An exhibition at St Mary’s Church, High Street, daily between November 4 and 11 will help Haverfordwest residents research their family members or the men who lived in their homes and left to fight in the war.

For more information see the Haverfordwest Remembers programme here.