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WIVELISCOMBE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © David Greig 2007

There are a variety of memorials commeorating those who died in World War 1 and 2 all to be found in and around St Andrew's church. There is a memorial in the grounds in the form of a Celtic cross on a square shaft mounted on a three-stepped octagonal base commemorating those who died in World War 1, no names. The inscription reads:

THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
THEY WHOM THIS CROSS COMMEMORATES
ARE NUMBERED AMONG THOSE WHO
AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY
LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM,
ENDURED HARDNESS, FACED DANGER
AND PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MEN
BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF-SACRIFICE,
GIVING UP THEIR OWN LIVES THAT OTHERS
MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM. LET THOSE
WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEY
BE NOT FORGOTTEN

Within the church are two shield-shaped stone tablets on either side of the altar listing 53 men who gave their lives in World War 1. The inscription reads:

 
FOR KING
 
FOR GOD
 
FOR COUNTRY
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN CONNECTED WITH WIVELISCOMBE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919

LEST WE FORGET

Within the church there is a Roll of Honour on a four-panelled wooden board with the inscription in black and gold lettering listing around 260 men also within the church are two shield-shaped stone tablets on either side of the altar listing 53 men who gave their lives in World War 1. The inscription reads:

FOR GOD KING AND COUNTRY
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN REMEMBRANCE OF
THE MEN CONNECTED WITH WIVELISCOMBE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

LEST WE FORGET

Outside the church behind the war memorial cross, affixed to the exterior, north wall of the church, is a bronze plaque with the inscription in relief naming those who gave their lives in World War 2. The inscription reads:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WAR OF 1939 - 1945

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

There are further individual memorials within the church to several men. There is also a memorial in the recreation ground in the form of a stone obelisk and commemorates those who gave their lives in World War 1. The inscription reads:

To the glorious memory of the men of Wiveliscombe who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918

This war Memorial Recreation Ground opened on the 3rd June 1920 was provided by public subscription by the inhabitants of Wiveliscombe.

1914-1919

ADAMS

A J

Pte., Devon R

ARTHUR

F

Stoker, RN

BAKER

T

Sapper, RE

BALMAN

W E

L Cpl., R Westm’rs

BARWICK

S

Pte., R War. R

BOUCHER

C B

Lt., Yorks & Lancs R

Memorial window:

To the glory of God and in loving memory of Lt. Charles Bailey Boucher
2nd Yorks. and Lancs. Reg.
Killed in action Hooge Flanders 9th August 1915 aged 24
this window is dedicated

BULL

P

Pte., RASC

BURNETT

H J

Pte., Som. LI

BURSTON

J

Pte, RASC

CHURCHILL

R

Pte., Som. LI

COLLARD

C

Pte., Worcs. R

COX

E

2nd Lt., Som. LI

CRUMP

P

Pte., Som. LI

DINHAM

J K

Pte., Welsh R

EDWARDS

W F B

Capt., 24th Punjaubis

FURZE

J

Pte., N Lancs R

FURZE

W

Pte., W Som Yeo

GAMLIN

W

Serg., Som. LI

GREEDY

F

Pte., Can. Forces

GREEDY

W

Sapper, RE

GREEDY

W

Pte., Som. LI

GUY

E

Pte., D of Corn. LI

HANCOCK, DSO

R E

Lt., Devon R.

HARRISON

A

L. Corpl., Som. LI

HARVEY

R M D

2nd Lt., N Staffs. R

Memorial plaque within the church:

In loving memory of Ronald Marmaduke Dawnhay Harvey
2nd Lt. 4th North Staffs. L I
attached to 1st Beds. R
Killed in action on Hill 60 near Ypres April 20th 1915
in his 28th Year

also of

Archdale Gillam Walker
2nd Lt. 4th North Staffs. L I
attached to 2nd Royal Scot. Fus.
Killed in action near Festubert May 15th 1915
in his 26th year

HOWELL

F

Sapper, RE

HYATT

W J

Pte., Can. Forces

KELLAND

S

Pte., Som. LI

KELLOW

G

Pte., Ches. R

KELLOW

T

1st Class PO, RN

KING

W

Pte., Som. LI

KING

W

Pte., Devon R

KNIGHT

S

Pte., Coldstr. G

LEWIS

E

Pte., Lon. Reg.

MULLINS

J

Pte., Worcs. R

NATION

E R

Pte., Middx. R.

PARSONS

A E

2nd Lt., R Fus.

PARSONS

F W

L. Cpl, RMLI

RICHARDS

C

Pte., Som. LI

RICHARDS

F

Fl. Serg., RAF

RICHARDS

S

Pte., Wilts. Reg.

SHOPLAND

H

Pte., RMLI

STEVENS

W F

Pte., RA

STONE

J

Pte., Som. LI

STRICKLAND

W

Pte., RASC

TROAKE

J

Pte., Devon R

TUCKER

W G

Pte., Devon R

VALLANCE

C

Pte., Som. LI

VICKERY

A

Pte., RASC

VICKERY

W L

L Cpl., R Westm’rs

WALKER

A G

2nd Lt., N Staffs. R

Memorial plaque within the church:

In loving memory of Ronald Marmaduke Dawnhay Harvey
2nd Lt. 4th North Staffs. L I
attached to 1st Beds. R
Killed in action on Hill 60 near Ypres April 20th 1915
in his 28th Year

also of

Archdale Gillam Walker
2nd Lt. 4th North Staffs. L I
attached to 2nd Royal Scot. Fus.
Killed in action near Festubert May 15th 1915
in his 26th year

WARREN

V A

Pte., Yorks R

WEBBER

E

Pte., Som. LI

WEBBER

W J

Pte., Som. LI

1939-1945

CAPPER

W S

Maj., RA

Memorial plaque within the church:

In proud and loving memory of William Stewart Capper
Major Royal Artillery
Died at sea whist on active service and buried off Tobruk
Born 20th November 1914
Died 3rd November 1943

GREEDY

P C

Driver, RASC

HANNON

H J

Corp., RAOC

HAWKINS

M C C

Pte., S L I

HEMBURROW

D J

Marine, RM

HEWLETT

J A

Sub Lt., RN

LEWIS

J D

Pte.W, S L I

MEADE

V F D

Fly. Off., RAF

MILLETT

E F

Marine, RM

PROLL

W A

Ab. Sea., RN

STONE

E J

Gunner, RA

TEALE

H P

Flt. Sgt., RAF

WALSH

R

O/Tel., RN

WHELDON

R

Fly. Off., RAF

Last updated 13 November, 2007

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