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STRATTON WAR MEMORIAL
 
 
 
 
 
Described by the United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials as “A Stone Cross, 3600mm high, with a three stepped octagonal base surmounted by an octagonal plinth, shaft and cross. Inscription carved onto the plinth. Sword carved on the face of the cross and a wreath hangs over the arms.”
 

The Stratton War Memorial bears the inscription “1919 This monument commemorates those from this parish who at call of King and Country left all that was dear to them, endured hardships, faced dangers, and finally made the supreme sacrifice that others might live in freedom”

The names (shown here in alphabetical surname order) on the 1st World War tablets of the Memorial are:

 
PRIVATE.  H. G. AMOR.  1ST BATT.  DORSET REGT.
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GUNNER A. C. BELL.  R.G.A.
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LANCE CORPL. ERNEST BRETT. ROYAL IRISH RIFLES.
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LANCE CORPL. R. F. GIFFORD.  21st BATT. CANADIAN INFANTRY.
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PRIVATE ARTHUR GODDEN. THE DORSET REGT.
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LIEUT-COL. A. R. HAIG-BROWN. D.S.O. THE MIDDLESEX REGT.
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DRIVER.  S. O'BRIEN.   R.F.A.
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CAPTAIN C. A. W. POPE.  R.A.M. CORPS.
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LIEUT-COL. E. ALEXANDER POPE. D.S.O. THE WELSH REGT.
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2ND LIEUT. PERCY P. POPE. THE WELSH REGT.
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ALSO THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR OF 1939 - 1945
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PRIVATE. H. W. DAVIS. GRENADIER GUARDS
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COY.  SERGT.  MAJOR. H. F. J.  DOWNTON. THE DORSET REGT.
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SERGT.  GUNNER. G. W. H. NORTHOVER.  R.A.F.

These pages carry brief details of each of the men whose name appears on Stratton War Memorial and one other - PETTY OFFICER STOKER CHARLES TREVETT. ROYAL NAVY. Their purpose is to provide some background detail of the men and their families, and of the circumstances in which they gave their lives. If you have any knowledge of any of the men and would like that information to be included, please contact the compiler, Colin Jackson by email at strattondorset@btinternet.com

Clicking on each of the mens names will take you to their story.

Details of the unveiling and dedication of the Stratton War Memorial Cross on 30th November 1919 can be found HERE

In St Mary's Church, Stratton are two scrolls giving the names of those connected with the parish who served their King and Country during each of the two conflicts. The wording on the WWI scroll can be found HERE and on the WWII scroll HERE

A list of sources referred to in the production of these pages can be found HERE