War Memorials

War Memorials

There are three war memorials in All Hallows Church, to the Boer War, and the First and Second World Wars.

Boer War

This is a decorative brass on a wooden base, mounted on the wall in the north aisle. It reads -

“To the glory of God and in Memory of

CORPL. CHARLES CHILDS ) 2ND BATT

L. CORPL. JAMES HARDING } HAMPSHIRE

PTE WILLIAM BARNETT ) REGIMENT

PTE WILLIAM SWANTON )

PTE EARNEST KIMBER 2ND RAILY. PIONR . REGT.

PTE LEONARD COOPER } 1ST VOL. BATTN

PTE Frank GOODALL } HAMPSHIRE REGT

WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

IN S. AFRICA 1900.

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS

OF WHITCHVRCH AND THE NEIGHBOVRING DISTRICT 1902”

Mr Craig Fisher has done some research into these men and details of that can be found HERE.

The Great War 1914 – 1919

This stone memorial is on the wall of the south aisle. Its main inscription reads –

“In Thankfulness to God for return to peace and in grateful memory of the men of Whitchurch who died for their Country in the Great War 1914-1919”

A plaque on the bottom also records that two bells were also added to the peel in the tower. Below the memorial is a wooden case containing a book with names and photographs of those killed in the war. Above the memorial is the Standard of the Whitchurch Branch of the Royal British Legion, dedicated in 1931 and laid up in 1975.

The 65 names of those who died are listed by unit and then by surname, with ranks, initials and sub units given. Four of these names are on the plaque at the bottom. Click HERE for details of those remembered on the First World War memorial. This list also notes if a photograph of the casualty exists in the memorial book. Note this information is based on the work of Mr Craig Fisher, who has researched in detail all ofthe Great War Whitchurch war dead, as well as the Commonweatlh War Graves Commission records. If there was a discrepency between the two Mr Fisher's research has been prefered.


The Second World War 1939-1945

This memorial is on the west wall of the north aisle, in the Baptistery. Its inscription reads -

“In Thankfulness To God for Victory And in Grateful memory of The men of Whitchurch Who died for their Country 1939-1945”

As with the First World War memorial the 31 names are listed by unit and then by surname, with initials and units. Below the memorial is a second wooden case, again containing a book with names and photographs of those killed in the war. Click HERE for details of those remembered on the Second World War memorial. This list also notes if a photograph of the casualty exists in the memorial book.