Long Ashton War Memorial

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Reference WMO/282383


Junction of Long Ashton Road and Theynes Croft

Long Ashton


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other monument
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Other
About the memorial: Inaugurated in the 12th April 2021 (80 years to the day after a bomb killed five local people at Mill Cottages), the memorial is of a modern design which is based on three standing stones of differing heights. They represent men, women and children who have died in conflicts various conflicts starting with the First World War. The design is by retired local architect Alan Atkins. The three granite stones bear the names of 104 people from the village, who were killed in various 20th Century conflicts. The memorial stands in a small remembrance garden and is partly encircled by a low wall. There are four beautifully made seats each designed with a particular aspect of warfare in mind.
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Greater love, has no man than this, that he may lay down his life for a friend (John 15.13) Today we remember with love and gratitude all those who have lost their lives in the service of their country. We particularly remember all those from this parish.

The names of the Polish Aircrew whose Halifax Bomber crashed in the field behind the church 21st November 1944 Stanistaw Jaguszczak Stanistaw Jurka Jerzy Szymon Kisielewicz Franciszek Kruszczak Jan Tadeusz Matkowski Jan Sylweriusz Radonski Witold Wactaw Rucinski They died far from their homeland in the defence of their freedom Subsequent military conflicts Christopher John Addis ______________________ The names of the Casualties at 39-40 Orchard Cottages (Mill Cottages) 12th April 1941 William Walter Wilson Rosina Wilson Margaret Rose Wilson Aged 9 David Reginald Wilson Aged 4 Doreen Ann Wilson Aged 3 Other Civilian Casualties in the District John William Shortman Reginal Walter Spriggs Frederick Frank Toombs ______________________ The WW1 List of the Fallen from the Leigh Woods part of the Parish Albert Edward Allward John Stanley Davey Thomas Kerrison Davey Richard Prentice Harvey Burnet George James Duncan Albert Herbert McDougal Eric Theodore Woodville-Morgan Henry George Stevens Finlay Frederick Traylor Charles Reginald Watson Francis Shuldham Watson George Edmund Borlase Watson Robert Bruce Melville Wills Roland Nathaneal James Wiltshire William Arthur Edwin Wiltshire ______________________ The WW1 List of the Fallen from the Village Francis John Hannam Harold Alfred Hicks James Hynam John William Jelfs Arthur Eckley Lechmore Charles Stuart Peter McClymont Arthur Percival Mecklenburgh John Henry Miles Frank Claude Mitchell Martin Henry Mitchell Reginald Ralph Ogborne Willian James Patch Albert Percy Raines John Henry Rex Alexander Robinson Henry Evan Rogers Stanley Rolfe Edward Christopher Stagg John Lawson Thompson Edwin Francis Thorne Ernest Lovell Edward Thornett Joseph Tucker Gilbert Russell Walker A Young Arthur Henry Young ______________________ Note: Incomplete .... more names to follow

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