Moreton Morrell and Moreton Paddox
The War Memorial outside Moreton Morrell Church Memorial plaque inside the Church
The War Memorial
These are the names of those from the village who died and are named on the War Memorial.:
We have discovered two other residents of Moreton Morrell who died in the war but are not named on the memorial.
* Of the 15 names there are six with an asterisk added. Although we have been able to discover information of their births and deaths we have not been able to determine their connection with Moreton Morrell and why they were included on the Memorial. It is likely they were working at the several large houses which offered employment before the war to groomsmen, stable lads and house servants.
If anyone can add further information we would be pleased to hear.
A Moreton Morrell Roll of Honour
The following list of 56 names are those “from the village” who served in the Great War. The main sources for names have been the War Memorial, the “County of Warwickshire Roll of Honour” and the Leamington Courier report of 1st January 1915 stating that by then, 44 men out of the village population of 400 had “answered to the country call”. We have sought to remedy discrepancies or omissions and have included several other men who came from the village and served.
There is impreciseness about how to define who “came from the village”. Many were from elsewhere but were working in the village. We have not always been able to establish any connection with the village.
Denotes those who lost their lives in the Great War
Alton, John Warwickshire Yeomanry
Adams, Fred Royal Field Artillery
Baldwin, Harry Royal Horse Artillery
Barber, Stanley Army Service Corp
Berry, William Thomas Royal Field Artillery
Bird, James Royal Horse Artillery
Bowerman, Charles Devon Regiment
Bramble, Harry 10th Hussars
Buckmaster, Walter Selby French Ambulance Service *
Clark, Harry Morris Warwickshire Yeomanry
Codgebrook, William 12th Lancers
Comber, Charles 10th Hussars
Jennings, Albert Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Kean, Duncan Army Service Corp
Kean, George not known
Lyner, Charles Oxfordshire & Bucks Light Infantry
*Walter Selby Buckmaster was too old to serve so he volunteered to serve in the French Ambulance Service (Service Sanitaire) (See the entry below for more information)
As with the the other villages we have discovered forgotten stories.