The Easterton War Memorial

Remembrance Sunday, this year, is today, the 14th November. We mentioned the Market Lavington War Memorial on the 11th so today we’ll look at a war memorial, which commemorates the people of Easterton who fell during the First World War.

This is appropriate today because our curator will be speaking at the Easterton Remembrance Sunday lunch in Easterton Village Hall and we understand this image – there’s a copy in Market Lavington Museum – will be a part of his illustrated talk.

Photo of Easterton War Memorial at Market Lavington Museum

 These men are remembered.

  • 1914    Henry Batt
  •             Herbert Pinchin
  •             Frederick C Kyte
  • 1915    Henry A Carlisle
  •             John Razey
  •             Ernest C Sainsbury
  • 1916    John Sainsbury
  •             Jesse Maynard
  • 1917    Reginald H Burnett
  • 1917    Ernest C Meech
  •             Noel G B King
  •             Stanley W Price
  •             George W McKinnon
  •             William H Alexander
  •             James Clelford
  • 1918    Jesse Razey
  •             Arthur Hussey
  • 1919   William J Maynard

This memorial was one of the items which had been stored in the Drove Lane cemetery chapel which was demolished earlier this year. Before that it had been the war memorial at the Wesleyan Chapel on High Street in Easterton. The museum understands it is to be re-housed in St Barnabas Church porch, in Easterton. **

So not only are the men who died not forgotten, neither is one of the memorials raised in their honour.

**Stop Press

The rehung war memorial, at St Barnabas Church, Easterton, was dedicated at the memorial service this morning, 14th November 2010.

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One Response to “The Easterton War Memorial”

  1. The Burnett Family of Easterton « Market Lavington Museum Says:

    […] Reginald Harry Burnett, born 8 Sep 1891 in Devizes Wiltshire. Died 7 May 1917 in Germany, buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery Germany. Reginald features on the Easterton war memorial. Click here to see it. […]

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