war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


church, by Simon Chambers

"this gate ..." panel, by Simon Chambers There are two marble plaques attached to the underneath of the lych gate at the entrance to the parish churchyard.


William Atkins
Richard Hobbs
Charles R Palmer
William E Parker
George Parker
Walter C Saunders
Thomas W Seath


Kenneth Dean
John Hemingway
Wallace Holness
Reginald Meades

This gate was erected to the Glory of God and in Memory of those who fell in the Great War 1914-1918
"Lest We Forget"

names panel, by Simon Chambers

the gate, by Simon Chambers

information with thanks to Kathleen Hollingsbee

Note: Charles Richard Daniel Palmer was born on 29 July 980 at Swingfield. He was a Chief Stoker in the RN, and lost his life on 27 April 1916, when HMS Russell struck two mines laid by U73 in the Mediterranean. The ship caught fire and sank, but sufficiently slowly and close to Malta that a flotilla of small boats was able to rescue 625 survivors. Around 130 of the crew were lost. Charles is buried at Malta Capuccini Naval Cemetery, Prot grave 311. Charles was a cousin of Walter Tull, son of Walter's uncle Richard Graves Palmer and his wife Sarah.

with thanks to Graham Tutthill

We also found a grave commemorating a Great War Casualty.

In loving memory of
William May
died 16th July 1926, Aged 67 years
and Emma May, wife of the above
died 29th March 1927, aged 64 years
Also of their son Sergt W May REKMR
died of wounds 13th Nov 1917
interred Kantara, Egypt


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