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Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
District
West Somerset
Town
Williton
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 10th June 2007
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24719

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Current location

Williton Memorial Playing Field
Robert Street
Williton
West Somerset
Somerset
TA4 4QE
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 07927 41162
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
SPORTS GROUND WITH REBUILT SHELTER WITH ONE STONE MEMORIAL AND ONE PLAQUE, PREVIOUSLY ON ASSOCIATED GATES, ON WHICH THE INSCRIBED PLAQUES WERE MOUNTED.
Inscription
Plaque one: ERECTED BY THE WILLITON BRANCH/ OF THE BRITISH LEGION/ IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF THSI PARISH WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ ALSO TO COMMEMORATE THE/ PURCHASE OF THIS GROUND/ BY THE PARISHIONERS/ AS A WAR MEMORIAL Plaque two: ERECTED BY/ THE PARISH OF WILLITON/ IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEN/ OF THE PARISH WHO FELL/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barker, H
Bourne, C.j
Branchflower, G
Bulpin, H.f
Casson, S.s
Chilcott, W
Chorley, J
Conibeer, J.l
Court, H
Dudderidge, C.a
See details for all 33 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Undefined
    Measurements: height C1000, width C750
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Gates
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Cast Iron
Listing information
Condition
History
2003: THE SHELTER IN THE PARK WAS DESTROYED BY VANDALS AND WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED AT THE COST OF £10,000. 2007 SHELTER REBUILT AND NEW STONE CELTIC CROSS MEMORIAL FOR BOTH WARS,WITH NAMES ADDED.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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