Barrow on Soar Primitive Methodist Church, North Street, Barrow on Soar, appear to have designed their own roll of honour on which to commemorate those from the church who served in both Great Wars. Note that despite being post Union, they had a clear sense of their identity. The roll is no longer on public display, so it appears unknown to those who have researched the fallen of Barrow on Soar.
The church was renovated in 2020, with a new entrance area which provides an opportunity to showcase what is within. In November 2021 the Roll of Honour was put on display and a wreath was laid on 5th November as part of the University of Leicester’s Poppy Pilgrimage.
The text at the bottom is Stanza 8 of Alfred Tennyson Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington
“Not once or twice in our rough island story, The path of duty was the way to glory.”
Those men whose names are starred did not return. Their names are in bold type in this transcription.
1914-1918 45 served, of whom 11 died
David Lewin Whitehouse
George W. Harries
1939-1945 31 served
Further details of the First World War casualties may be found here Barrow upon Soar war memorial
This page, however, is the only acknowledgement that these eleven men, of the seventy-one from the village who died, were associated with Primitive Methodism.