Can you help Stewton parish church find out more about the people commemorated on its war memorial.
A wooden plaque inside St Andrew’s Church records 22 names of servicemen from the parish who fought in the First World War. Of these, four died and 10 were injured.
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.
The Goddard family played a large role in Stewton, being owners of the brickyard. However, they have less information for the Nicholsons. They would also like to know if the various Marshalls commemorated on the memorial were related, and what their links with Stewton were.
The team carrying out the research, led by Dorothy Mansfield with help from Stuart Sizer, hopes to publish a booklet this autumn.
St Andrew’s is holding a fundraising event on Saturday June 29 from 10am to 4pm to improve facilities at the church, so go along then with any information you have. Alternatively contact Charles Gladwin on 0752 8885662.