Downham, Ramsden And Ramsden Bellhouse - Trees
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 720 950
Nineteen oak trees planted, each to commemorate one person who died. A tablet was attached to each tree inscribed with the name, regiment, and place of death of the soldier. The tablets were attached with a length of telephone cable cut from a reel used in the war and brought back from France. The first tree planted had a memorial tablet placed opposite it with the names of all the villagers who lost their lives. It was planned to plant another 8 trees, for the remaining men who had been killed, but their relatives were not present on the day to plant them. It is unknown whether these were ever planted.
Names on memorial
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 26
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,regiment,place of death
Order of information: Undefined
Materials: Plant Material
Date: 21 October 1922
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries,RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
The Times 23 October 1922; 24 October 1922; 11 / 26 October 1922
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