Wymeswold Wesleyan Chapel war memorial

Wymeswold Wesleyan war memorial
Philip Thornborow

When the villagers of Wymeswold, in Leicestershire, decided how to remember their war dead they chose the practical option of a Memorial Hall, which was opened in 1924. Lists of the fallen were maintained in the two churches in the village. The parish church housed a printed roll of honour, with thirty names, whilst the Wesleyan congregation erected the monument illustrated here, which has twenty-eight names.

A recent Heritage Lottery funded project gives full details of all the men, which may be found at http://www.bringingthemhome.co.uk/

This work shows that all the men listed in the Wesleyan chapel have strong connections with the village, whereas the further two listed on the parish roll of honour had relations in Wymeswold.

Ivor F. Perry is currently conducting further research into the religious affiliations of the men.

The men commemorated in the Wesleyan chapel are:

James Collington

George Spicer

David Spicer

Alfred Savage

William R. Sissins

George Williams

Bramford Sparrow

Colin Bramall

John Edward Clarke

John Lamb

Ernest W. Hubbard

Albert Bacon

John Edward Spicer

John W. Collington

George H. Marriott

Frederick H. Robinson

John Morris

Horace George Giles

John Wilfred Brooke

Robert Jalland

Thomas Clarke

Walter Charles Smith

James Fermer Fletcher

John Robert Ovendale

William Wilson

Walter Foster Simpson

Jesse Mills

Eric Evans

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