Shedfield War Memorial - WW1, WW2 and Northern Ireland Conflict

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Reference WMO204169

Address:

Fords Corner

Upper Church Road

Shedfield

Southampton

SO32 2JB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The obelisk memorial is 4 metres high with an octagonal shaped shaft with a cross incised at its top. The names of the fallen in WW1 and the dedication are on four faces at the base. The whole memorial is constructed of Lower Greensand Sandstone. The 1914-19 memorial was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday 9th October 1921 by Vice Admiral R. F. Phillimore and the Lord Bishop of Southampton. The weather took its toll and the names became unreadable in places. Between 2007-2009 Portland Stone plates were attached to the four faces and etched with the names of the fallen. At its base is a stone bible for WW2/Northern Ireland. A new stone bible has been placed at the foot of the obelisk, and the old bible (which was badly deteriorating) moved to the local graveyard. It can be found in a herb garden just through the lych gates. Sheila Chinn http://www.sheilachinn.co.uk/Charles%20Fry.html
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Obelisk base, front side: WW1 To the Glory of God in grateful memory of the Men of Shedfield who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918. They died that we might live. On the remaining 3 sides are the men lost (including my Great Uncle, Charles Fry) WW2 - No dedication - The names of the villagers lost in WW2 (mainly Service Men, including my Uncle Arthur Smith, Hurricane Night Fighter Pilot, but also 3 civilians). In 1972 one man from the village was added, who died in the Northern Ireland conflict.

WW1 - Side 1 - F Amor; W Ashford; A Beaton; F Blake; W Boggust; F Brown; R Brown; H Chequer; L Churcher; A Cottle; F Davis; W Daysh; H Emery; C Fry (contributor’s Great Uncle); W Gamblin; Side 2 - W Gardner; F Hazzard; H Holford; E Jeffery; H Kirby; C Knight; B Knights-Smith; P Knights-Smith; C Lacey; W Lipscombe; W Mears; G Merritt; H Nichols; A Pearce; L Perry; Side 3 - M Phillimore; J Pink; D Privett; C Radclyffe; B Richards; A Simpson; J Singleton; H Sloane-Stanley; C Spencer; H Stubbs; W Stubbs; A Titheridge; H Wheeler; W Wilberforce; A Young; B Young; - WW2 - R. Ashley; R Bone; T Cawte (child – killed in bed when bomb dropped on house); W Conduct; E Daysh; T Emery; W Fisher; A Franklyn; H Garmoyle (poss civilian); R Hallifax; M Hills; E Keeble; P Keeble; L Keith; O Lancaster; A Lipscombe; L Lipscombe; E McDonald; H McDonald; Miss Medlicott (civilian – bomb blast); W Perry; W Robinson; H Scott; S Scott; A Smith (Contributor’s uncle); C Thomas; H Thomas; D Titheridge; F Wooldridge; - Northern Ireland (1972): - R Alers-Hankey

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