War Memorial

On the green at the top of School Lane is a simple granite combined War Memorial in the form of a Celtic Cross erected in 1920 and inscribed with twenty names of those that fell in the Great War.

Six additional names were added  on a separate plaque following the Second World War.

Further names were added in 2002 following research for a book about the village, during the First World War, by June Underwood.  The memorial was rededicated at a special service on 10 Nov 2002 to. Egbert Bates' omission was only discovered in October 2002.[2]

Village Green before the memorial[1] 

And after[1]

C1921[1]


C1925[1]

 Names on War Memorial

 WWI 
 Pte. J Atkens
 3.10.14
 Lt. J Kirtland
 15.3.15
 Pte. P.F. Chamberlin
 11.6.15
 Sgt. W Ingram
 6.8.15
 Spr. W.C. Rickard
 17.2.16
 Pte. A.E.P. Clark
 19.7.16
 Pte. G. Edwards
 5.11.16
 Cpl. E. Axtell
 16.3.17
 L-Cpl. L. Munger
 10.4.17
 2nd. Lt.S.A. Kempster
 8.6.17
 Pte. H.J.B Dean
 27.8.17
 Pte. A. Purssell
 5.10.17
 Gnr. F. Axtell
 3.11.17
 Pte. A. Bunce
 25.11.17
 Pte. P. Weedon
 21.12.17
 A-B. T.C. Kempster
 9.1.18
 L-Cpl. T. Bishop
 15.4.18
 Pte. H.J. Howe
 22.6.18
 Pte. H. Langston
 2.10.18
 Pte.H.L. Kempster
 13.10.18
 WW2 
 F/Sgt. E.C.W. Broad    
 9.4.41
 Gnr. P.R. Wheeler   
 3.11.42
 Gdsmn. E. Bunce
 14.9.43
 F/Sgt. E.G.B. Brooks
 16.7.44
 L/Cpl. C.J. Griffin
 24,3,45
 Tpr. J.A. Swann
 12.9.45

The following names were added in 2002.

 Capt. A.E. Hamilton-Agnew
 3.11.18
 Pte. F.J. Ridgway
 28.3.18
 Pte. E.G. Kempster
 1.7.16
 Sgt. J. Brooks
 26.10.16
 L-Cpl. L. Clark
 26.4.17
 O-Cdt. N.F.J. Ward
 7.12.40
 A.B.; E.C.K. Bates
 21.1.40

Cutting the names 19 Aug 2002[3]

Completed new names 2002[3]
North-East face


Inscriptions on the North-West Face of Monument 2012


2012