War Memorial Stories
The Great War, 1914 -1918, saw many casualties from the St John’s parish, and a Wall Tablet and wrought iron screen were dedicated to them on 1st November 1921, bearing the epitaph:
“Live thou for England, we for England died”
There are 68 men listed on the World War 1 Memorial.
During the Second World War, 1939 – 1945, it was reported that between 140 and 150 parishioners were serving in various branches of the Forces, and there are several reports of the choir being depleted due to men away on active service.
Many lives were again lost from the parish – there are 36 names on the World War 2 Memorial.
Mary Norris has researched all the names on the Memorial (as well as several that are not), and the posts in this Category give us a fascinating insight into the background and circumstances of all those who died.
All posts are by Mary unless otherwise noted, and they can be found by clicking the World War 1 and World War 2 links to the right of the picture on this page.
Mary has also researched:
- How the Memorials at St John’s came into being – click the links WW1 and WW2
- The Commonwealth War Graves at St John’s – click the links CWGC-WW1 and CWGC-WW2
For the References that Mary has used, click the link War Memorial Research References
If you have further reliable information to add to any of these stories, we would welcome a Contribution from you! Alternatively you can use the Comment facility at the bottom of the relevant page.