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Dunham on Trent with Ragnall - Village Green memorial

This panel shows the names of the 15 men from Dunham on Trent who fell during the Great War. Photograph taken by Rachel Farrand

UKNIWM Ref - 26930

Memorial cross unveiled 22nd June 1921 by ex-servicemen of Dunham parish, dedication by The Right Reverend Edwyn Hoskyns, Bishop of Southwell, designed and made by Sharpe & Hoggard (of Retford) Historic information source(s): Retford Times, 17th June 1921, 24th June 1921 & 1st July 1921 Cross with four panels attached The panels give the names of the 15 men from Dunham, the 5 men from Ragnall, the 5 men from Darlton all of whom fell during the Great War, the fourth panel shows the names of the men who fell during the Second World War. There was a Roll of Honour in the parish church of St Oswald, Dunham on Trent/Ragnall which is now in Nottinghamshire Archives (ref PR 18,490: St Oswald, Dunham on Trent, Roll of Honour First World War. Deposit 19 February 1980) It is a printed scroll with names written in manuscript. There are 45 names and the names of those who died are marked with a Cross. The names of those who died are not separated from those who served and returned, suggesting that names were added to the Roll of Honour as the men enlisted. Inscription: 'Your prayers are asked for those who have gone to serve our King and Country by land and sea and air. Girt about with truth and feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace.' Those who died were: Skelton Herbert, Talbot Richard Rilor(?), Norton Frederick, Beat Alec Griffiths, Heald Alfred Cecil, Fieldhouse Howard George, Ward William, Turner George, Talbot William, Talbot John Beat, Ronald Griffiths. War Memorials Archive records a WW1 memorial in St Oswald's church (WMA 27051): 'To the glory of God and in grateful memory of the men of this parish who sacrificed their lives in the Great War 1914-1918. (names). The sacrifice of a just man is acceptable and the memorial thereof shall never be forgotten.' Five men were commemorated on the memorial. The dedication of St Oswald's church was changed at a date after the First World War to 'St Leonard'. The church was made redundant c1991; it has since been closed and is now for sale (2014).

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

G.E. Bacon - George Edward Bacon

A Beat - Alec Beat

R Beat - Ronald Griffiths Beat

N.B. Brumby - Norman Bennett Brumby

C F Couling - Charles Couling

W Cree - William Cree

H.G. Fieldhouse - Howard George Fieldhouse

J Goodman - John Goodman

C Hayes - Charles Henry Hayes

C Heald - Alfred Cecil Heald

A S Jackson - Arthur Selby Jackson

H Lobley - Harry Lobley

S Roe - Sidney Roe

J Rushby - John Rushby

C Sansom - Charles Sansom

G Skelton - George Skelton

H.G. Skelton - Herbert Skelton

J Talbot - John Talbot

W Talbot - William Talbot

R.R. Talbot - Richard Rilor Talbot

J Talbot - Jim Talbot

G Turner - George William Turner

W Ward - William Ward

G Wilson - George Wilson

W Wood - Walter Wood

Photos
  • This panel shows the names of the 15 men from Dunham on Trent who fell during the Great War. Photograph taken by Rachel Farrand
    Dunham on Trent village memorial - This panel shows the names of the 15 men from Dunham on Trent who fell during the Great War. Photograph taken by Rachel Farrand
  • Photograph taken by Karen Payne
    Dunham on Trent Village memorial - Photograph taken by Karen Payne
  • This panel gives the names of the five men from Ragnall who fell during the Great War. Photograph taken by Karen Payne
    Dunham on Trent Village memorial - This panel gives the names of the five men from Ragnall who fell during the Great War. Photograph taken by Karen Payne
  • This panel shows the 5 names of the men of Darlton who fell during the Great War.
photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Dunham on Trent - Village Green - This panel shows the 5 names of the men of Darlton who fell during the Great War. photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • The war memorial on the Village Green at Dunham on Trent 
photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Dunham on Trent - Village Green - The war memorial on the Village Green at Dunham on Trent photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • The ROH records those from Ragnall who enlisted; the names of those who died are marked with a red cross.  The ROH, which was formerly in St Oswald's church, Ragnall, is now in Nottinghamshire Archives (reference PR18,490).  The photograph of the ROH is reproduced with the permission of Nottinghamshire Archives.
    Ragnall ROH - The ROH records those from Ragnall who enlisted; the names of those who died are marked with a red cross. The ROH, which was formerly in St Oswald's church, Ragnall, is now in Nottinghamshire Archives (reference PR18,490). The photograph of the ROH is reproduced with the permission of Nottinghamshire Archives.