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The Roll of Honour

The First World War

Frank Bridle  Percy Bridle   Walter Bridle
Augustus Broom  Walter Brown  
Edwin Budge   Sidney Butler
Ernest Cottrell   Archibald Forsey   Harold Fry
Charles Garrett   Herbert Gill   William Good
Fred Hawker   Louis Loaring   Wilfred Northcombe
John Perrott   William Rowe   Albert Russell
John Spurdle   Sidney Spurdle   John Sylvester
John Trott   James White

The Second World War

Douglas Brown   Ronald Davies
Graham Loveridge   William March


What passing bells for those who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles'  rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries for them; no prayers or bells,
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
|And bugles calling for them from sad shires.




Wilfred Owen-Anthem for Doomed Youth




The  commemoration held on the 11th of November 2018 to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War

Cent comm2018
Stuart Davie, Vice Chairman of the Parish Council prepares to lay the
Parish Wreath at the foot of the War Memorial.
Andrew Simpkins, the Chairman, an ex-Army man of 37 years standing, was  at the Cenotaph in London.

The commemoration of the centenary of the armistice that marked the end of the  First World War proved to be a significant event recognised in many parts of the world.
In the United Kingdom it was marked with great ceremony and solemnity at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
 In Winsham a substantial group filled St. Stephen's, and afterwards went to the War Memorial to lay wreaths. For many an emotional experience, as of course the service recognised the loss of many others: in the Second World War, and the many subsequent wars that have ,and still are, taking place around the world.
To mark the special nature of the event, when it was over, Winsham Parish Council funded and organised a very good tea, to which all were invited, held in the Jubilee Hall. This included a small exhibition of First  World War memorabilia, and information about those from the village who had  fallen fighting for their country.

For information about how the Winsham War Memorial was funded and built, and the events leading up to its unveiling on the 11th November, 1923, CLICK HERE



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