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Moreton in Marsh, Glos, War Memorial

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Here are the details of the Moreton in Marsh (Gloucestershire) War Memorial, which also covers the small adjacent village of Batsford.

Hopefully leaving in the WWII entries will not result in too firm a slapped risk, but I thought it wrong to remove them as on the same memorial.

I have a picture of the war memorial ...... but it is too big to load (advice on how to shrink it would be appreciated!) however there are several on the web already including with more information at -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moreton-in-Marsh_and_Batsford_War_Memorial

The Moreton In Marsh war memorial, which also covers those killed from the small neighbouring village of Batford, is located in the High Street.

The memorial consists of an octagonal flight of five steps, upon which stands an octagonal base containing 8 panels around the top of which is the following inscription with a red coloured background.

“IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF MORETON AND BATSFORD WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR”

Above this, in colour, are the arms of the county of Gloucestershire and St. George.

It is topped by a stone column at the top of which is the figure of St. George slaying the Dragon.

The front panel just contains the date 1914-1918, with a red coloured background matching the inscription above.

Four panels contain the names from the Great War

ALFRED J. ALLEN

WILLAM J. BEACHAM

GEORGE BISHOP

CHARLES H. BOWDEN

ARTHUR BROWN

EDWARD BURDEN

HOWARD H.CLAYTON

CHARLES E. DREW

CHARLES W. DRIVER

ERNEST F. DYER

GEORGE J. DYER

JAMES GARDNER

NORMAN L. GARRETT

FRANCIS E. GIBBS

DAVID GILLETT

FREDERICK J. GILLETT

ISAAC GILLETT

WILLIAM F. GILLETT

THOMAS G. HANDY

BERTRAM J. HARDIMAN

HENRY G. HICKS

JAMES C. HINSON

FREDERIC T. HORNE [shown in church as FREDERIC F. HORNE]

WILLIAM HOWE

JOHN W. INVINE

ERNEST F. LOOTES

WILLIAM H. LOOTES

CLEMENT O.B. MITFORD [shown in church as CLEMENT B.O. MITFORD]

OSWOLD R. OLIVER

JOHN H. PYE

JOHN RIDDEY

WALTER A. ROLPH

RONALD C. SELWOOD

LEON SHARP

OSCAR SHARP

FREDERICK A. SIMMS

GEORGE H. SKELCHER

PERCY R. TIMMS

HENRY J. TUDOR [shown in church as HUBERT J. TUDOR]

PERCY F. WALKER

REGINALD W. WALKER

CECIL WEBB

ROBERT WHEELER

JAMES H. YELF

One panel contains an addition since the original construction giving the dead of WWII

THESE MEN ALSO GAVE THEIR LIVES

1939 – 1945

DENNIS ARTHURS

TIMOTHY CLIFFORD

RICHARD HOARE

JACK HOOPER

GEOFFREY PERRY

STUART PARKES

FREDERICK WALKER

A final addition is for Korean War.

1953

ALBERT C. KNIGHT

The remaining panel is blank.

A much newer ground level slab in front in front of the memorial says

“In memory of those

who gave their lives in

The two World Wars

1914-1918 1939-1945

We remember them”

St. Davids church contains a war memorial alter and redros of oak that was placed in the Lady Chapel in 1927. It lists the above names from the Great War and an addition with the WWII names. On the wall to the side of this alter is a further oak panel –

“IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR BROTHERS WHO DIED AFTER THEIR RETURN FROM THE WAR 1914 – 1918

MATHEW H. DAVENPORT

GEORGE ELDRIDGE

CHARLES FODEN

PERCY J. KENCH

ALBERT W. LAMB

GEORGE E. LOOTES

ALFRED TARPLETT

FRANK TARPLETT”.

During WWII there was RAF airfield at Moreton In Marsh, nearly opposite where it was located is the Moreton In Marsh new cemetery which contains a CWGC section with the graves of 47 airmen that were killed flying from the base. Details of these can be found at

http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/2046924/MORETON-IN-MARSH%20NEW%20CEMETERY

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mbriscoe

Full set of images of The Men of Moreton and Batsford Memorial on FLICKR

 

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Albert C Knight died off Hong Kong when his ML was attacked by the Chinese.

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A long time ago a member of this forum recommended 'PIXresizer' which is free to download. I have used it ever since to resize single and multiple (400+) images;

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