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

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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Lelant War Memorial & Carbis Bay Memorial Hall

Here’s an unusual war memorial, I think you’ll agree. Inaugurated in May 1921,… …the names of eight Great War casualties, a few letters now sadly missing, are listed on this granite plinth,… …above which… …sixteen Second World War casualties have … Continue reading

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Mousehole War Memorial

Now that’s quaint, isn’t it? And over on the right, beyond those colourful boats and canoey things,… …I spy a war memorial. Nothing more to be said.

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Hayle – St. Elwyns Church

Private George Sleeman’s name can be found on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, a few miles south east of Arras. Sergeant John Richards, South African Service Corps, is buried in Taveta Military Cemetery (the link is to the CWGC website, where you’ll … Continue reading

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Saxmundham War Memorial

Now here’s an incongruous juxtaposition if ever I saw one. See what I mean. Although, come to think of it, it does rather ensure a wide audience, does it not? This was the emblem of Combined Operations Command in the … Continue reading

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