Completion of the War Memorial, Myddle

The War Memorial Restoration Committee (Roger Jones, Jim & Liz Needham, Geoff Harding, Mike Sommers, Greg Miller and Bob Jeffery) is  pleased to announce that after three years, the project to restore the war memorial situated in St Peter's Church, Myddle, is complete. 

What appeared to be a straightforward project turned out to be more complicated. The restoration was one part of a four part project including recreating the Book of Remembrance based on the original document that had lain largely undisturbed for almost one hundred years. The original was beautifully illuminated but incomplete so the committee recreated it and embellished it with full obituaries of all the soldiers who died.  A copy of this Book of Remembrance is now placed in each of the two churches in the parish.

The committee also discovered details of eight men whose names for a variety of reasons had not been recorded on the stone memorial. In their memory, a plaque was commissioned.

Finally, the committee published a book 'The Men of the Parish of Myddle in the Great War' which describes the experiences of these very brave men based on the war diaries of two of the regiments involved. Nowhere will you find the war described more graphically.

A number of copies of this book are still available for sale at £6.50 from Myddle Shop, The Red Lion in Myddle, The Red Castle in Harmer Hill or St Peter's Church, Myddle.

Bob Jeffrey, Chair, War Memorial Restoration Committee

Remembering the local fallen heroes...

Part of the County Roll of Honour - to be kept at St Chad's, Shrewsbury,

these contents from a small, red book (a picture of the closed book is shown to the right, below) have been copied and appear below and alongside. The entries in the book contain details of each man from the parish, who died during the war of 1914-18. Each entry is in coloured inks, with highly detailed, decorated capitals. All the entries were copied and exhibited in Myddle church from  7-21 November 2014.

Some examples of the decorated pages in the red book are shown right.bb

 

Private, Albert William Asterley, 28618, 8th Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Belgium 6 August 1917. Buried at Aeroplane Cemetery, Belgium. Grave III. A. 50.

 

Private, John Bebb, 230151, 10th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Palestine 30 November 1917. Buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel. Grave E. 59.

 

Private, Ernest Boliver, 52173, 15th General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of illness in Egypt 5 September 1916. Buried at Alexandria (lladra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave D. 51.

 

Private, Evan Allen Boliver, 16265, 7th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Belgium 15 June 1916. Buried at La Clytte Military Cemetery, Belgium. Grave II. E. 26.

 

Corporal, Frederick Brown, 12781, 6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Belgium 1 February 1918. Buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Grounds, Belgium. Grave VII. K. 31.

 

Gunner, Samuel Clement Cooke, 217839, 165th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of illness in the United Kingdom 15 March 1918. Remembered on Brookwood Memorial, England.

 

Private, John Eaton, 14842, 11th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action in France 9 July 1916. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

 

Private, David Thomas Ellis, 230402, 10th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France 10 September 1918. Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. Grave XXI. D.21.

 

Private James Garmston, 235077, 2nd/5th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action in Belgium 6 September 1917,. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A

 

Private, William Henry Husbands, 21425, 6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France 29 November 1917. Buried at Favreuil British Cemetery.

 

Private, John Jones, 62600, 9th Bn. Welsh Regiment. Killed in action in Belgium 20 September 1917. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 93 to 94.

 

Driver, John Henry Jones, T4/044550, Army Service Corps. Died of illness in the United Kingdom 15 February 1918. Buried at Myddle (St. Peter) Churchyard, England. South of church tower.

 

Serjeant, Percy Ernest Kinsy Lloyd. 6705. 2nd Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps, Died of wounds in Belgium 31 October 1914. Remembered on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

 

Rifleman, Richard Lloyd, S/33715, 12th Bn. Rifle Brigade. Killed in action in France 1 December 1917, Remembered on Cambrai Memorial. Louverval , France, Panel 10 and 11.

 

Private, Herbert George Micklewright, 20377, 2nd Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action in France 22 Apri1 1917. Remembered on Loos Memorial, France. Panel 105 and 106.

 

Private, Percy W. Micklewright, 48686, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in the United Kingdom 10 February 1919. Buried at Myddle (St. Peter) Churchyard, England. In South East part.

 

Lance Corporal, Harry Mullinex, 19929, 8th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Killed in action in Gallipoli 24 July 1915. Remembered on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 77 to 80.

 

Corporal, John Owens, 241269, 5th Bn, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France 3 June 1918. Buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Grave IV. H. 31.

 

Lance Corporal, Edmund Parker, 9345, 5th Bn. London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade). Killed in action in Belgium 13 May 1915. Remembered on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Panel 52 and 54

 

Corporal, William Reeves, 9666, 6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France 14 June 1917. Buried at Hedge Cemetery, France. Grave 1. A.5

 

Private, Ernest Albert Saunders, DM2/223860, Motor Transport, Army Service Corps. Died in the United Kingdom 23 October 1916. Buried at Myddle (St. Peter) Churchyard, England. South of church tower.

 

Private, John Taylor, 12769, 6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France 9 September 1916. Buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 66.

 

Private, James Thomas, 16565, 9th Bn. Duke of Wellington 's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action in France 4 September 1916. Remembered on Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.

 

Private John Thomas Thompson, 2546, 7th Bn. The King's ( Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action in France 16 May 1915. Remembered on Le Touret Memorial, France. Panels 6 to 8.

 

Private, John Charles Walford, 9910, 1st Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Belgium 23 October 1914. Remembered on Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Panel 8.

 

Lance Corporal, Charles Whitfield, 26407, 7th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France 14 June 1918. Buried at Sandpits British Cemetery , Fouquereuil , France. Grave II. E. 9.

 

Private, Ernest Edward Yeomans, 200658, 1st/4th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Belgium 30 October 1917. Remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial.

 

 

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