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Memorial details

Memorial type
Avenue / Tree or grove
District
South Oxfordshire
Town
Drayton St Leonard
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Planted
    Date: November 2015
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
74232
Current location

Centenary Memorial Field
Church Lane
Drayton St Leonard
South Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
OX10 7AU
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 59757 96445
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Six trees planted around the village playing field to commemorate 5 villagers who fell in the Great War and one soldier who died in 1947
Inscription
CENTENARY MEMORIAL FIELD / DEDICATED O THE / MEN OF DRAYTON ST LEONARD / AND ALL THOSE WHO DIED IN THE TWO WORLD WARS/ 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945/ "IF I SHOULD DIE THINK ONLY THIS OF ME: / THAT THERE'S A CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD, / THAT IS FOREVER ENGLAND" / R BROOKE (NOV 1915) / IN NOVEMBER 2015, SIX TREES WERE PLANTED IN THIS FIELD BY / GRATEFUL VILLAGERS TO COMMEMORATE THE MEN WHOSE NAMES ARE / INSCRIBED ON THE VILLAGE WAR MEMORIAL. / THIS PLAQUE WAS DEDICATED AT 0730 ON 1ST JULY 2016, / 100 YEARS AFTER ZERO HOUR ON THE SOMME IN 1916.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Public subscription

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