Watchet

Roll of Honour

Watchet. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 163) | Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018
Watchet. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 163)
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018

The Wesley Guild Secretary in Watchet supplied a list of thirty-nine names. When the local community were asked in 1920 how they wished to commemorate their war dead, they chose to have a memorial sports field, so this document may have been the only record of those who fell.

W. George Babb

Willie E. Balman

Ernest W Binding

Jack Binding

W. Stephen Binding

E. Leonard Brown

William Bruford

Bert W. Bulley

Walter J. Carruthers

Alfred Chidgey

G. Victor Dally

Lewis H. Davey

Alec Davis

Fred Doble

Jack R. B. N. Hole

Lewis Hounsell

William G. Lippiatt

H. Percy Luck

James P. Lyddon

Robert McDonald

Daniel Norman

Howard B. Norman

William E. O’Flaherty

Clayton G. Penny

Fred Peppin

Charlie Redd

Ben Rogers

Ernest Searle

Samuel Skelcher

Alfred Sully

Leonard Sully

Richard Sully

Edward G. Thorn

Herbert Trunks

Frank Webber

Fred Webber

Walter Webber

William R. Webber

Charles White

In 2012 a local group decided to commission a war memorial, which was dedicated on 30th June 2014. Further details may be found at: https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/178030/

The memorial lists 42 names: all the above appear in one form or another. The names as listed on our document may be assumed to be those by which they were known in life. The three names not listed in 1928-29 are

Joseph W. E. Bennett

Herbert Carter

Thomas Penny

The question is whether Levi Dawson supplied a full list, knowing they had no other local memorial, or whether Wesleyan Methodism was so strong in Watchet that over 90% of the fallen were Methodists. To this day there are also Anglican, Baptist and another Methodist (ex-Bible Christian) places of worship in the area.

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