Hanmer War Memorial

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
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND TO THE HONOURED
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
HANMER WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

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

1939-1945

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