Exhibition to honour village’s fallen heroes

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As part of the Heritage Open Days across the county, Stewton is having a World War One Memorial Day on Sunday September 14 from 10am to 4pm.

The displays will be in the ancient church of St Andrew. The exhibition is centred around those who fought in the Great War with memorabilia, photographs and data from the era.

A wooden memorial is placed inside St Andrew’s Church and records 22 names of servicemen from the parish who fought in the First World War. This was a huge proportion for such a tiny community. Of these, four died and 10 were injured.

Organisers are trying to contact the families of those who served in the Great War from the tiny village of Stewton.

Listed are :- Died: Fred Goddard, Sydney Goddard, George Nicholson, William Nicholson.

Injured: William Bailey, Ernest Thomas Butcher, John C Marshall, John Thomas Myers, Charles Sylvester, Luther Wass, Sydney Penson, Thomas Marshall, William Whiting, Leonard Hoe.

Served: Christopher Marshall, Charles Henry Marshall, William E Todd, John R Dolby, David Marshall, Amos Walter Watson, Arthur Pickering, George Sydney Ellis.

Family graves of the men will be marked where they are known. If you can enlighten organisers with information about anybody named or if you have photographs they would be pleased to include it.