Barford War Memorial

Commemorating World War I and World War II

David Dixon

Barford War Memorial

The war memorial in the village of Barford is set into the wall surrounding the churchyard of St Peter’s church, at the corner of Church Street and Church Lane. Five stone plaques are set into the wall; the three central ones commemorate World War I and two smaller ones either side of this, World War II. This section of the wall is heightened and a stone cross on a triple plinth rises from the top of the wall above the plaques.

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The dedication on the World War I plaque reads

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED FOR KING AND COUNTRY

1914 – 1919

The names of the fallen are listed below this:

GEORGE HIRONS

JOHN SMITH M.M.

REUBEN BARNBROOK

ARTHUR HOPKINS

H. DENNIS SMITH-RYLAND Capt.

HARRY WOODWARD

FRANCIS H. FREEMAN

Wm HENRY REEVE

FRANCIS H. TALBOT

ALBERT E. WINSTON L-C

FREDERICK PILKINGTON

WILLIAM CARTER Cpl

FREDERICK BARTLETT

C WESLEY HUNT

FRANK A. BAKER L-C

MARY M. GRAHAM

and are followed by the words

THEY POSSESS THE REWARD

OF THEIR VALOUR WITH GOD IN HEAVEN

AND LEAVE TO THE WORLD THE RICH

INHERITANCE OF THEIR MEMORY

The two World War II memorial plaques have the dates 1939 – 1945 and record names of the fallen.

MAURICE S BARKER Major

LAURENCE E W BYAM Mid

JOHN FINCH

RICHARD H HADLEY

WILLIAM PUMFREY

AUBREY A UPSTONE

Hon GUSTAVUS L HAMILTON-RUSSELL Lt

 

The original (World War I) memorial, was first unveiled on Sunday 18th September 1921. By 2003 the old bricks had deteriorated beyond repair and the stone plaques were becoming illegible due to spalling which necessitated significant restoration work. The restored memorial was rededicated prior to the Remembrance Day service on Sunday 9th November 2003.

War Memorials Trust

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This page was added on 23/10/2014.

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