"WEST ROW WAR MEMORIAL"
To the eternal memory of the men and women of WEST ROW who died in the service of their country
1 in the Boer War, 35 in the Great War of 1914-1919 and 9 in 1939-1945
West Row war memorial stands on a grassed area at the corner of Church Road with Friday Street. It takes the form of a tapered Portland stone obelisk above a three stepped
square base, all on a white stone plinth stood on a raised, gravelled base and surrounded by 12 bollards linked with chains.
On the front face the upper panel carries the inscription of :-
THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECED
IN GRATEFUL AND LOVING
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS
VILLAGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
on the centre panel appears:
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
ALSO IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAER 1939-1945
Below that, on the next step down the panel records, in surname alphabetical order, the rank,
forename, surname and regiment of those who fell in WW2. One name was added on the base
On the other three faces of the base are the names of those who fell in the Great War, in Surname order, giving rank, forename, surname and regiment
On the lower panel of face 2 is incised:
NOBLY THEY DID THEIR DUTY
BRAVELY THEY FOUGHT AND FELL
AND THE SORROW OF THOSE WHO LOVED THEM
IS OURS TODAY AS WELL
On the lower panel of face 4 is incised:
SIDE BY SIDE WE FOUGHT TOGETHER
THROUGH THE CONFLICTS FIERCE AND LONG
FOR THE CAUSE OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE
AND THE DEAR ONES LEFT AT HOME
At present no details as to builder, date of dedication or who unveiled the memorial have been found.
Also inside the church as three framed Rolls of Honour.
One records the names of all who served, one records the names of those who fell in 1914-1919 with date of death and one has the names of the fallen and date of death in
go BACK to West Row home page
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.