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WW2 War Memorial

                                                                THE CHIDEOCK WAR MEMORIAL

Chideock war memorial WW2

 

 

                                      ALLAN BRAY                               FREDERICK BURGE

                                        WILLIAM BILES                          EDWARD EGAN

                                    CHARLES FORSEY                       ELIZABETH HUSSEY

                                CHARLES CROKER-KING               DANIEL MCKEON

                                       EDWARD REID                            ARTHUR STEVENS

                                                               GEOFFREY STEVENS

 

All the above gave their lives in World War Two. They 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 that 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

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.

 

Research Sources:

Ancestry.co.uk www.ancestry.co

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.

 

Lyn Crisp

The Farmers Arms, Mill Lane,
Chideock, Dorset, DT6 6JS

Tel: 01297 489098  email: lyncrisp@chideockandseatown.co.uk