20th Century Conflict

The village saw plenty of activity during both World Wars and at least 33 residents were killed in the fighting. On the green at the top of School Lane is a simple granite Celtic Cross War Memorial erected in 1920, and inscribed with the names of twenty six soldiers from Weston Turville who died in the two World Wars. A further seven names were added subsequently following research by June Underwood.

In addition to the exodus of so many young men as combatants or Bevin Boys, there was an influx of evacuees, land girls and those employed at local military establishments such as Halton Camp/RAF Halton.

The Great War had a major impact on the village and the centenary events in the village teased out further details and evidence.

Though there are fewer accessible records relating to the Second world war at this time, there is a wealth of first hand accounts available in the Society's Books,

During the Cold War, the village was host to a Royal Observer Monitoring Post, starting in 1953, when the Stone Post was relocated to Weston Turville. The above ground post was supplemented with an underground Post from 1959 to 1968.