"GREAT BRADLEY ROLL OF HONOUR"
To the eternal memory of the men of GREAT BRADLEY who died in the service of their country
photo: greatbradley.weebly.com photo: greatbradley.weebly.com The Church of St.Mary, Great Bradley They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Four in the Great War of 1914-1918 and a record of those who served
Inside St.Mary's church, Great Bradley, just inside the main entrance, is a wall mounted roll of honour. A glazed wooden frame topped with a Latin cross holds
an illuminated roll of honour.
A depiction of St George defeating the dragon is flanked by the crossed Union Jack & English Cross of St George on the left and an anchor on the right. At the top of the list,in gold, are the names of the four men who failed to return- 2nd Lieut RCP Wilder, Private W.Hurrell, Private J.W.Marsh and Private R.Webb.
Harry Pearson William Chapman
Lewis Peachey Frank Felton
William Peachey George Flatt
Jack Piper Joseph Finch
Arthur Purkis Arthur Goode
Arthur Smith John Kemp
Clement Smith Briggs Mackean
George Smith William J.Martin
Percy Smith George Martin
Reginald Swan Alfred Mills
George Turner Charles Mills
Albert Webb George Mills
Christopher Webb William Mills
Bernard L.Wilder George Pearson
William O.Woodward Frederick Carter
Beneath the list of names is the dedication: "Thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ".
In addition the altar window was installed by the family and dedicated to 2nd Lt Reginald Wilder. His father's diary has :-
"During the week March 21-28, the stained glass East End window and stone work were inserted to the memory of Rex. Following this, on 28th March at Evensong there was a good congregation."
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.
The Church of St.Mary, Great Bradley
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,