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Eynsham Parish Council

War Memorial

War Memorial

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Eynsham War Memorial, funded by public subscription, stands in the Market Square next to to St Leonard's Church. It was unveiled and dedicated in April 1921 and tended since then by the Royal British Legion.

  • In autumn 2008 the Parish Council obtained £1967 from the War Memorials Trust towards restoration of the Memorial. Preparation began in December, with hard edging for the borders and the spreading of Scottish cobbles over remaining ground.
  • In January 2009 a work party from Eynsham Garden Club cleared away overgrown vegetation and roots from the beds. Parish Council funding enabled them to add new shrubs and perennials in February. The plants and planting scheme from Fieldfare Nurseries were designed for a site in deep shade, which needs to look its best for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, year after year.
  • Professional cleaning by Banbury Memorials took place in March, in readiness for the rededication service on 19 April. The organist was John Rotherham.

preparing for remembrance 11 November 2012 image © Helen KeenFURTHER READING: Eynsham Record 2006 Lest we Forget (p22-28); 1995 What did you do in the Great War? (p33-40); a fuller study of WWI names in 2009 and of WW2 names in 2010.


Inscription reads:

To THE GLORY OF GOD IN PROUD MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS NON- COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918

" Dying, and behold we live."

CAPT. RENÉ FRANKLAND GOSSET
SEC. LIEUT. BASIL BRITTEN VINCENT
WILLIAM THOMAS AYRES
PHILIP BARKER
FRANK BENNETT
JOSEPH BENNETT
GEORGE FRANCIS BROOKS
FREDERICK THOMAS HOLIDAY

AND 1939 - 1945 : click HERE
<1914 – 1918 names continue:>
HARRY BIGGERS
CHRISTOPHER LAURENCE BROOKS
NOBLE CHARLES BROOKS
ALEXANDER WILLIAM BUCKINGHAM
FRANCIS EDWARD BUCKINGHAM
CECIL CAPEL
GILBERT CLARKE
HERBERT JAMES COX.
ROBERT DEAN
ARTHUR DOUGLAS
HUBERT DRUCE
WILLIAM ALBERT FIDLER
REGINALD GIBBARD
FREDERICK JOHN GIBBONS
FREDERICK HAROLD GRANT
ALBERT JOHN GREEN
FREDERICK GREEN
STANLEY ARTHUR GREEN
FREDERICK THOMAS HALL
BERTIE SAMUEL HARPER
HORATIO HARPER
ELIJAH HARRIS
JOSEPH HARRIS
WALTER THOMAS HARRIS
RICHARD WILLIAM HARWOOD
WILLIAM HATHAWAY
WILLIAM HIRONS
ALBERT JOHN HOLLOWAY
HENRY JAMES HOLLOWAY
GEORGE THOMAS JAMES
GEORGE LESLIE STUART JEFFEREYS
HERBERT WILLIAM KEARSE
BERT LEACH
HENRY LINDSAY
SAMUEL MOULDER
PERCY ROWLAND
EDWIN JAMES RUSHER
ERNEST WILLIAM RUSSELL
CALEB JOHN SHERWOOD
WILLIAM STYLES
THOMAS WAKELEY
BERT HAROLD WOOD 
 
AND 1939 – 1945

LIEUT. HARRY CYRIL GREEN
JAMES CHARLES BAYLISS
JAMES BOOKER
HARRY THOMAS BURDEN
CECIL ALBERT CATTELL
MALCOLM KEITH CHRISTIE
HERBERT JAMES CLARIDGE
ROBERT DREW
ALFRED WILLIAM JOHN EVANS
WILLIAM JOHN HARDWICK
THOMAS HENRY HOPKINS
LAWRENCE LAY
HUBERT FRANCIS MAY
REGINALD FREDERICK QUAINTON
ARTHUR ALFRED SNOOK
IVOR WILLIAM STATE
WALTER JAMES WALKER
GRAHAM FRANKIN WHELAN

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