Barrow on Soar Primitive Methodist Church roll of honour

Barrow on Soar Primitive Methodist Church roll of honour
Philip Thornborow

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 image is not of the best quality, but was the best that could be obtained.

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

Thomas Stark

Thomas Shelton

Alfred Clark

Charlie Roberts

Albert Burton

John Billings

Albert Billings

Albert Harries

George W. Harries

Arthur Reeves

William Reeves

Bernard Waring

James Waring

George Lewin

Henry Lewin

Earnest Lewin

Frank Haynes

Harry West

Marshall Foster

Frank Towe

John Dilks

William Dilks

Earnest Dilks

Thomas Dilks

Arthur Dilks

George Dilks

Lawrence Ferrin

James Ferrin

William Ferrin

Harry Ferrin

Bertram Brown

Harry Jacques

Albert Hardy

William Merriman

Ben Merriman

George Taylor

Thomas Litherland

John Litherland

Charlie Waterfield

George Morrell

Alfred Capell

Wilfred Newby

Albert Thornton

Joseph Ferrin


1939-1945       31 served

Wallace Reeves

Edwin Jordan

Harold Mitchell

Stanley Clarke

Reginald North

Arthur Stark

Kenneth Bassford

Harry Hoyes

Joseph Whiteman

Fred Whiteman

Sydney Whiteman

Roland Whiteman

Cyril Hands

Arthur Hands

Edward Hands

Gordon Riley

Ronald Teasdale

Arthur Bullard

William Ferrin

Fred Lewin

Denis Hickling

Maurice Parr

Albert Hull

Gordon Cocks

Royston Mitchell

Sydney Shelton

Henry Strong

George Witham

Harry Mitchell

Herbert Mitchell

Sydney James

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.

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