"GREAT BRADLEY ROLL OF HONOUR"

To the eternal memory of the men of GREAT BRADLEY who died in the service of their country
Four in the Great War of 1914-1918 and a record of those who served




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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 Balls 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 Alec Sadler

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."


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The Church of St.Mary, Great Bradley



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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.