The memorial plaque, lectern and litany desk are located at the church of St. Giles, Marston Montgomery
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Marston Montgomery War Memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD

1914 – 1919

THE LECTERN, THE LITANY DESK, AND THIS TABLET WERE PRESENTED AS THANKOFFERINGS TO GOD FOR VICTORY, PEACE, AND THE SAFE RETURN OF THOSE WHOSE LIVES WERE SPARED, ALSO IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO MADE THE GREAT SACRIFICE.

THE ONE SHALL BE TAKEN.”

SERGT. WILLIAM E. SKIDMORE, D.C.M. R. SCOTS FUSILIERS, GUILLEMONT, JULY 30. 1916.

PTE. SAMUEL MORRIS, ROYAL FUSILIERS, BETHUNE, OCT. 29. 1915.


L.CORPL. JOHN T. COPESTAKE, LINCOLNS, FRANCE, NOV. 6. 1916.

PTE. GEORGE WOOD, GLOUCESTERS, SALONICA, APRIL 15. 1917.


AND THE OTHER LEFT.”


1899

PTE. THOMAS J. WOOD, R.M.L.I., DARDANELLES, AFRICA, RUSSIA.

1914

SERGT. ROBERT R. SKIDMORE, R.A.M.C., FRANCE.

PTE. FREDERICK MORRIS, 18TH. HUSSARS.

PTE. ALFRED GREEN, SHERWOODS, FRANCE.

1915

PTE. HARRY CARPENTER, R. FUSILIERS, FRANCE.

PTE. FREDERICK O. WEST, N. STAFFS, FRANCE.

1916

LIEUT. ARTHUR W. HUSKINSON, R.G.A., MESOPOTAMIA, PALESTINE.

SERGT. SAMUEL H. HALLAM, R.G.A., FRANCE.

PTE. JOSEPH A. ROWE, R.F.A., FRANCE.

PTE. WILLIAM A. BURTON, S. STAFFS, FRANCE.

PTE. JOHN FAULKNER, R.E., FRANCE.

PTE. CHARLES BULL, NOTTS AND DERBYS.

PTE. JAMES L. ATKINS, A.S.C., FRANCE.

PTE. JOHN H. WOOD, ROYAL SCOTS, FRANCE.

PTE. JOSEPH A. HALLAM, R.G.A., FRANCE.

1917

NURSE ALICE LOUISA MULLER, V.A.D.

1918

EDNA ANNIE WEST, Q.M.A.A.C., FRANCE.

PTE. FREDERICK W. HARRISON, DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY

PTE. JOHN CHAMBERLAIN, R.M.L.I.


1908

SERGT. JOHN W. BECK, 60TH. RIFLES, FRANCE, EAST AFRICA.

1914

PTE. JOHN BEARDMORE, S. STAFFS, FRANCE.

PTE. EDGAR W. HILL, R.F.A., FRANCE.

1915

CPL. GEORGE W. BATEMAN, M.G.C., FRANCE, ITALY.

PTE. FREDERICK A. PEACH, N. STAFFS, FRANCE.

PTE. FRED BUCKLEY, R.A.V.C., FRANCE.

1916

LIEUT. WALTER K. LAVERTON, DERBYRE. YEOMANRY.

CPL. GEORGE HARRISON, A.S.C., FRANCE.

PTE. JOSEPH R. REDFERN, NOTTS AND DERBYS, FRANCE.

PTE. GEORGE FINNEY, NOTTS AND DERBYS, FRANCE.

PTE. ALBERT L. WEST, R.A.O.C., FRANCE.

PTE. WALTER WEST, NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS, FRANCE.

PTE. WILLIAM COYNE, A.S.C., MESOPOTAMIA.

PTE. WILLIAM BATES, A.S.C., EAST AFRICA.

1917

PTE. ERNEST L. MORRIS, LEICESTERS, FRANCE.

PTE. CHARLES T. BENNETT, NORTHAMPTONS, FRANCE.

1918

PTE. CHARLES HARRISON, LEICESTERS, FRANCE.

PTE. ARTHUR BATES, S. STAFFS.

1919

PTE. JOSHUA SKIDMORE, R.G.A.
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The lectern at St. Giles Church, Marston Montgomery, inscribed with the names of William Elias Skidmore and John Thomas Copestake

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The litany desk at St. Giles Church, Marston Montgomery, inscribed with the names of Samuel Morris and George Wood

Sources used:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Website (www.cwgc.org.uk)
Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 CD ROM - Naval & Military PressThe First World War Campaign Medals DVD-ROM – Naval & Military Press
Ancestry

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