Rotherfield Greys War Memorial

War Memorial

From the minutes of the Rotherfield Greys parish council meeting:

held on Tuesday 2nd October 1919 states a letter was received Dr. Woods:

"Dear Mr. Burr,

The Committee for the erection of a wayside cross as a memorial to those who served or fell in the war, have chosen the spot on the Green where the road to Henley divides as the best site and have me to request you to bring this before the next meeting of the parishioners to obtain their concurrence.

I do not suppose there will be any legal or other objection.

The space required is only 20 feet square or thereabouts.

Believe me

Very Truly Yours

William Wood"

The Revd. J. Hughes proposed the following resolution:

"This Council is not prepared to raise any objection to the request of the War Memorial Committee set out in Dr. Wood's letter of 30th July 1919 to erect a cross at the point on Greys Green where the road to Henley divides"

The names of those served or fallen are honoured and recorded here: TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF: Fred Allen 2/5th Hampsires, Frank Weston 1/4th Oxford & Bucks Lt. Infy. Charles Nunn 7th Suffolks, Herbert C. Shurvell Royal Engineers, Joseph E. Willis 2nd Oxford & Bucks Lt. Infy. who fell in the 1914-1918 Great War Thanks be to God which giveth us the victory

From the minutes of the Rotherfield Greys parish council meeting:

held on 20th September 1946

It was agreed to ask the Revd. R.H. Lloyd to enquire if the parents were agreed for the names of the fallen to be inserted on the present War Memorial

The names of the fallen are honoured and recorded here: Also 1939-1945 W. Anthony G. Atkins Royal Air Force, Hubert B. Hodson 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, Rodney W.B. Lloyd MC The Rifle Brigade, Cyril Symonds Royal Air Force