Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Mendip
Town
Walton
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 July 1947
    Attended by: Captain C. J. Quiney
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20 July 1947
    Attended by: The Rector of Street (Rev. L. A. Phillips)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
68626

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Current location

High Street
Walton
Mendip
Somerset
BA16 9QQ
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 46241 36351
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Bronze Plaque set into stone plinth. The tablet is below five oak trees, planted in commemorate the five men of Walton who were killed. Also four "substantial" stone seats.
Inscription
IN MEMORIUM / 1939-1945 / ALBERT BROWN CHARLES BURT/ DENNIS GILES WILLIAM LOCKE/ MAURICE NORTON./ They shall grow not old, as we that/ are left grow old: Age shall not weary / them, nor the years condemn. At the/ going down of the sun and in the/ morning We will remember them.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brown, Albert
Burt, Charles
Giles, Dennis
Locke, William
Norton, Maurice
See details for all 5 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, Surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 460mm, width 300mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 910mm
    Materials: Concrete
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tree
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Land for the trees and stone seats with the permission of the late owner of the field (the late Mr. E. Frampton)

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Central Somerset Gazette - Friday 25 July 1947 -The Five Heroes of Walton-VILLAGE MEMORIAL UNVEILED

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