Brave Colwallian Soldiers

The Colwall War Memorial was erected in the aftermath of the First World War to honour the memory of the Colwallian men who fought and died during the First World War (1914-1918).

The Colwall War Memorial, outside Colwall church. Photo copyright colwallchurch.org.

The Colwall War Memorial, outside Colwall church. Photo copyright colwallchurch.org.

The Memorial makes no distinction between those soldiers who were born and lived in Colwall (Herefordshire) or those who simply spent a part of their generally young lives in the village.

The Memorial, a simple crucifix on an octagonal stepped base, is located just outside the churchyard at Saint James’s. A latter addition honours the memory of Colwallian soldiers killed in the Second World War (1939-1945).

The War Memorial lists a total of forty-nine Colwallian soldiers who lost their lives while on duty during the Great War. However, for unknown reasons, the names of at least six other soldiers who were also linked to Colwall in some way have been left out.

Nevertheless, in recognition for their bravery, effort and sacrifice, their lives are included in the work I will publish in the upcoming months. The names of those not mentioned in the war memorial are marked accordingly. They are also marked with an asterisk in the below transcription:

RAYMOND BARNETT
PERCY BARRETT
FORREST BEAUCHAMP
PENRITH BEAUCHAMP
WALTER BOOTON
JOHN BRATT
HARRY CAINES
ERIC CARTWRIGHT
RONALD CARTWRIGHT
EUSTACE CHANCE
ARCHIBALD CLARKE
GUSTAVUS CUSTANCE
REGINALD FARLEY
JOHN FREEMAN
THOMAS GARDINER
ALBERT EDWARD GILKS*
CHARLES GREEN
HENRY GREENING
W.H. GREENWAY*
WILLIE GOODWIN
FREDERICK HANDY
NOEL HARRIS
ANSELL ARTHUR HART*
CHRIS HITCHINGS
EDWARD HOLLAND
A.U. HOLMAN
WILLIAM INNES
FREDERICK JAMES
WALTER JOSEPH LANGFORD*
ALBERT LOCK
HUBERT MADDOX
ERNEST MARTIN
JOHN PERCY MARTIN*
DONALD MOSS
JOHN ORR-EWING
ALBERT OLIVER
PERCY PEDLINGHAM
UNIECKE PERY-POWELL
WILFRED PHILLIPS
FREDERICK POWELL
SAMUEL PUGH
FRANK RAWLINGS
ALBERT ROBBINS
WILLIAM SELLY
AMOS SMITH
ARTHUR SMITH
RAYMOND SMITH
ERNEST SUTER
REGINALD TUDGE
JAMES WEBLEY*
CHARLES WHARTON
ROBERT WASHINGTON
ERNEST WHATMORE
VICTOR WILLIAMS
E.A. TOM WILLIS

To read about each one of these brave Colwallian soldiers, click the category “Colwall soldiers” bellow to see the links to each biography.

Source: http://colwallchurch.org/churchyard/war_memorial/history.html

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