Village appeal to find out about men on 1914-18 war memorial

limpenhoe WWI memorial

limpenhoe WWI memorial - Credit: Archant

A group of villagers are trying to discover more information about the six names on a First World War memorial.

Last autumn, it was decided the state of the stone cross memorial in Limpenhoe churchyard needed setting upright, cleaning and repainting.

Four months on and with the support of churchwarden Michael Brook, plans are advancing to mark the centenary of the 1914-1918 war.

Great Yarmouth based monumental mason Colin Smith is to put right the damages time inflicted on the Cornish stone memorial and six villagers have volunteered to each take one of the six names and research their history.

Christine Fisk said: 'We hope this research will enable us to locate their relatives and invite them to a rededication Service during Open Churches week in August 2014.

'This will be followed by afternoon tea in the gardens of The Old Rectory by kind invitation of the new owners.

She added: 'We would be delighted to hear from anyone who has any personal knowledge of the men who died so this can be included in the Remembrance booklet.'

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The names on the stone monument are:

Walter Herbert Webb, aged 25

John William Spooner, aged 39

Hylton Hayward May, aged 22

Frederick W N Barker (HMS Ganges), aged 15

William Eric Postle, aged 26

John Daniel Loades, aged 31

Anyone with information can call Christine Fisk on 01493 700107.

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