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Trail: War Memorial

 



Inscribed:
REMEMBER HIM WHO DIED FOR US ALL
FORGET NOT THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR ENGLAND

 

 

Edmund John Ayres

George Victor Creed

Charles Frederick Finch

Arthur Oliver Franklin

John Thomas Grant

Alfred Humphrey

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William Merrison

William Harold Seckington

Charles Arthur John Southam

James Tugwood

Harry Turnham

William Edwin Turnham

Frederick John Watson

Frank Branson Watts

Francis John Winmill

(1939-1945) Alfred Humphrey

 

 

The war memorial was built around 1922.  The Helmdon stone quarries were worked out by that time  and the material, Hornton stone, came from the Edge Hill quarries near Banbury.   John Campin  (the same family as William Campiun) was the stone mason, and it is said that two years after it was erected stones came tumbling down after a storm so its height was reduced.

The Helmdon branch WEA’s  Project Helmdon’s War MemorialThe Men Behind The Names was published on the website in November 2014 at the time of the national commemoration celebrations of the First World War

 


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