On Armistice Day, which marks the end of the First World War, we remember and thank all who served, sacrificed and changed our world, not only in World War I but in all the wars. We lay a poppy remembrance wreath at the war memorial cross in Alkerton.
The Alkerton memorial cross is situated on the roadside opposite Well Lane in Alkerton. It commemerates the lives of those lost in World War I, the inscription reads: “In memory of the men of this parish who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918.” Eight men are named on the war memorial:
J B Bolton
P J Crawford-wood
W H Butler
P E Perkins
D E Powell
Oliver A N Simmonds
Two plaques mounted in Holy Trinity Church in Shenington commemorates the lives of those lost in World War I and World War II.
The inscription on the World War I plaque reads: “To the Glory of God and in memory of those who gave their lives for their country 1914-1919” and “Faithful unto death”. Six men are named on the plaque:
Sidney Joseph Upton
Geoffrey W W Marshall
The inscription on the World War II plaque reads “1939-45” and one man is named:
Richard A Coles
“The Fallen”, written by Alistair Cook of Shenington, is a tribute to the men from Alkerton and Shenington who fell in the two World Wars. The story of each of the men listed on the war memorial cross and plaques is documented in The Fallen and can be downloaded below.
“Gone but not forgotten” – lovingly remembered by the villagers of Alkerton and Shenington.” – The Fallen.