"KIRTLING and UPEND WAR MEMORIAL"

To the eternal memory of the men of KIRTLING and UPEND who died in the service of their country
Fourteen in the Great War of 1914-1919 and three in 1939-1945




Kirtling and Upend combined to erect their war memorial on the small green war at the west entrance to Kirtling village, opposite the old "Queen's Head" pub. The history of the monument has not yet been found

A granite, rough hewn, Celtic cross on a 3 stepped plinth set in a square kerbed concrete base. On the face, on the top step is the Dedication:-

LEST WE FORGET
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF KIRTLING
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-198

below this, on the same step, is attached a plate engraved with the names of the fallen from 1939-1945
Between the dates 1939 and 1945 are engraved the names:-
REGINALD BAILEY
JOHN HARROW
WILLIAM HOWE

On the next step down are the names of the fallen from the Great War:-

A.E.BALLS R.PETTITT
A.M.BLOIS E.A.DAINES E.PETTITT
F.W.S.BOWYER C.ISAACSON V.C.SHARPE
H.A.COLLIN M.LEVELL W.VEARER
H.T.CRICK F.PETTITT H.WOOLLARD



The are also two individual plaques within All Saints Church and an illuminated, glazed Roll of Honour listing all who served, high lighting those who failed to return





and on the bottom of the frame is a small brass plate with the names of the 3 casualties of WW2
Reginald Bailey, John Farrow and William Howe

There are two churches in Kirtling, both quite a way from the centre of the village on the Saxon Street road. The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception and St Neri is closest to the village and stands beside the road. The Anglican Church of All Saints is set back from the road, almost hidden from view.


All Saints..........Kirtling's Churches......Church of the Immaculate Conception and St Philip Neri

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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.