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The Great War in the Villages
Life in South Warwickshire during the Great War
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Halloughton Hall Military Hospital
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The Ettington War Memorials
We show above two photos of the village war memorial which was unveiled on 9th November 1919 at a service conducted by the Reverend Claude Sandwith, Vicar of Ettington. (Ref Stratford Herald 14/11/1919).
Also we show the memorial scroll which is inside the church and was donated by Miss E. M. Mills of Pillerton Hersey.
The Memorial and the Scroll remembers those from Ettington who gave their lives in the Great War.
The Ettington War Memorials
provides more information about the memorials and the service
Around 100 men went to the war and around one in four did not return.
Those who went to war
tells how the village menfolk joined up and how the first volunteers were cheered off
During the war years life changed in Ettington for those who waited and worried but also did their bit for the war effort.
: gives a glimpse of life at home in the war years
Even school children
were mobilized to collect pennies for gifts for our soldiers and sailors.
For many village families their sons, boyfriends and husbands did not return. We tell below what we know about individual families and the men who served
William Henry Bearley
Albert James Birch
The Brandish Family
Walter James Clingo
The Coldicott Family
John Henry Coldicott
David Arthuir Denton
Edwin Grantham's Family
Cpl Joseph Edward Hughes MM
The Hemmings Family
James W Hemmings
Algernon JH Keck
John Henry Marshall
George and Mary Ann Nason's Family
Frederick G Nason
Thomas Randall Nason
The Simms Family
Thomas E Taylor
Charles Benjamin Waters
Henry Alfred Widdows
William Victor Wylde
Whilst most of the men from Ettington who died lost their lives on the Western Front, Edgar Rust died of wounds in Egypt in 1915 probably received at Gallipoli. Albert Birch died of exposure on the Gallipoli Peninsula. John Henry Coldicott survived the war then to succumb to illness in March 1919 possibly influenza or typhoid.
Edwin Grantham's son-in-law John Hughes, a regular soldier won the military medal for his bravery on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. He survived the war only to die in France only three weeks after Armistice Day.
These were just some cruel ironies of the war.
Forgotten by many is the story of the retired army officer whose military career was ended when he was blinded in India. Both he and his wife contributed to the war effort despite his disability:
Captain and Mrs. Peirson-Webber
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