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]


We have a number of images of the green prior to the erection of the memorial, This is image WTPC-0063 from our digital archive, published by "W.J.Humphries, Boot Warehouse, Weston Turville" with earliest Postmark 20 Sep 1914. Village Green before the memorial[1]


Names on War Memorial

The following names were added in 2002.


Cutting the names 19 Aug 2002[3]

And after[1]

Completed new names 2002[3]

North-East face

C1921[1]

Inscriptions on the North-West Face of Monument 2012

C1925[1]

2012

References

    1. ^ Vintage postcards from the Society's archive and from the T. Hillier collection

    2. ^ Buckinghamshire Remembers

    3. ^ Photographs by Alan Maizels.