Inscriptions and Description
The Hanmer War Memorial
The war memorial is located in the south border wall of the churchyard, facing outwards across the grass flat, the road, and a small field onto Hanmer mere.
Remembrance starts here at 10:30am on Remembrance Sunday and continues in Church with the reading of the names of the fallen and the minute silence.
The sandstone memorial is a Gilbert Scott design. The base of the memorial forms a stone seat, set in the churchyard wall, and enclosed by a small paved area and a chain fence with wooden posts. It rises through stepped stages holding the inscriptions, to a slender column surmounted by a figure of the crucified Christ Jesus. It is topped by a small roof.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
PHILIP OWEN Lt. K.S.L.I
ALBERT CARTWRIGHT Pte.Welsh Regt.
FRED BRESLIN L/Cpl.Ches.Regt.
FRED PHILLIPS Pte.R.Welsh Fus.
ARTHUR PHILLIPS Pte.R.Welsh Fus.
EDWARD GRIFFITHS Pte.R.Welsh Fus.
GEORGE GROOM Rf.I.K.R.Rifles
BERTIE CARTWRIGHT Pte.Welsh Regt.
REUBEN BRESLIN Pte.S.W.Borderers
SAMUEL WHITFIELD Pte.E.Surrey Rgt.
STANLEY ADAMS Pte.R.Warwick Rgt.
JOHN WILLIAMS Pte.Grenadier Gds.
There are two marble plaques set into either side of the original inscription.
The first of these to the west is inscribed as follows..
ALSO TO THE HONOURED
MEMORY OF THOSE WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR
ARTHUR MORRIS WARRANT OFFICER R.A.F.
JOHN BENNION Pte.ROYAL WARWICK Regt.
STANLEY DAVIES GUNNER R.A.
ALBERT PIERCE Pte.PARACHUTE Regt.
JOHN STEVENSON Cpl.R.A.S.C.
Nearby to the east in the wall a small plaque reads,
THESE TREES WERE PLANTED TO
COMMEMORATE 50 YEARS OF
PEACE AND FREEDOM
8th MAY 1995
Today in 2018 the two trees and the memorial are in good condition.
The Remembrance Sunday service still starts at the memorial at 10.30am and moves into the church for the silence at 11am. It remains a great comfort to many
18th November 2013, last updated 17th October 2018 by Bill