Category Archives: U.K. Churches, Memorials & Cemeteries – Back in Blighty

Hatchford Churchyard

I didn’t even know this place existed until, literally, the other day. And as, on checking, I discovered that there’s a single Great War burial here, this afternoon the missus and I went to take a look.  There was once … Continue reading

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Bletchingley – St.Mary’s Church

     

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Dunwich War Memorial, St. James Church & Churchyard

Dunwich war memorial (right), and church (left). The memorial lists ten Great War names, and a single Second World War casualty.  By the end of the post you’ll know the likely reason for such a discrepancy. Onwards to the church. … Continue reading

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Saxmundham – St. John’s Church & Churchyard

Before we look at the Rolls of Honour, the plaque on the wall on the left… …remembers two brothers, both subalterns, both of whom died in the Great War.  Harry Akers Row was killed in action during the Battle of … Continue reading

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Weybridge – St. James’s Church

Ten years ago or thereabouts I published four pictures of the Roll of Honour in St. James’s Church in Weybridge, Surrey. And these are those very pictures,… …the original post now deleted, by the way,… …and, let’s be fair, they … Continue reading

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Towednack – Church of St Tewennocus

It’s lonely up here, a bit grey, and a little chilly. And after all the effort, the 13th Century church is closed.  Grrrrr. But over in a corner of the churchyard,… …a single memorial remembers Private Hugh William Dunstan, D.C.L.I., … Continue reading

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Oxted War Memorial

The memorial panels are rather curiously positioned, this being the 1939-45 panel that greets us at the front of the memorial,… …beneath which the upper step is inscribed with ‘In honour of those who served – In sympathy with those … Continue reading

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