The names as listed below appear on the Chideock War Memorial. They gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918. The had all lived in Chideock or one of the surrounding villages. Close family and the village as a whole mourned their loss.
They shall grow not old, as we are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
From Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914
All the names of the fallen have been researched by Lyn Crisp and it is hoped they are factually correct. Please if you notice any mistakes or would like corrections made please contact the website.
ST.GILES CHURCH, CHIDEOCK
Situated in the St.GilesChurch,
Chideock, Dorset is a Commemorative Panel
entitled THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 and states as follows:
The following men from the Parish of
Served with His Majesty’s Forces
By Sea, Land or Air.
The men are then
listed under the titles
of THE ROYAL NAVY, ROYAL AIR FORCE AND HIS MAJESTY’S ARMY.
This is followed by:
THE FOLLOWING LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
The names of the
fallen are then listed followed by:
GRANT THEM O LORD ETERNAL REST AND
PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM
St.Giles Church Chideock Act of Remembrance 2011
I have researched the men who gave their lives in the Great War and whose names are inscribed on the Chideock War Memorial. I have dedicated ‘a page’ to each man. I hope the information is correct but should anyone find any mistakes or have additional information please let me know.
Commonwealth Graves Commission. www.cwgc.org
The Gallipoli Role of Honour (Dorset) www.keepmilitarymuseum.org
The National Archives of Australia www.naa.gov.au
The Gloucestershire Police Museum www.gloucestershirepolicemuseum.co.uk
The Great War Forum www.1914-1918.inviionzone.com.
I hope you find my research informative and it may help people who are tracing their family history.
The Farmers Arms, Mill Lane,
Chideock, Dorset, DT6 6JS – 01297 489098