East Clandon War Memorial

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7 Responses to East Clandon War Memorial

  1. william stephen langley says:

    Hello, before it is lost in time,I thought you might like to know that before this last war there was field gun standing within some railings on the North West of the Clandon cross roads at Newlands Corner. painted a light grey as a school boy I found it quite interesting Was it a captured trophy? It was taken away, no doubt for scrap when the war started, if you find anything about let me know. bye Bill

  2. Magicfingers says:

    Now that’s interesting Bill. I shall make some enquiries when I get the chance, and if I come up with anything I shall let you know. I would imagine you are right when you suggest it was a captured trophy. The local papers might well help, if only we knew roughly when it was put there. Any idea?

    • william stephen langley says:

      Hello thanks for quick reply, no idea when it was mounted there, I should think about 1920, that seems to be the period when these memorials were set up.I think I was about 7 or 8 when I saw it from a bus on my way to Guildford, at that age it was quite a find. Should I find any info. from the Surrey Advertiser I shall let you know…Bye Bill

    • william stephen langley says:

      Re. Clandon Gun. Have posted a question with Exploring Surrey’s Past. they are very good. Will keep you informed…….Bill

  3. Magicfingers says:

    Well it will be interesting to see what we come up with between us. I hope we find something.

  4. Bill langley says:

    Sorry to say, no further info regarding field gun. Local estate records might have some knowledge. Probably melted down and returned to sender cheers .Bill

    • Magicfingers says:

      Probably Bill, but that still means it might have been there for twenty years or more! There must be some evidence somewhere. Still, nobody said that this kind of research was easy!!

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