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Plumtree - St Mary the Virgin Church

A cross bearing the names of all the fallen servicemen from Plumtree.

UKNIWM Ref - 27268

St Mary the Virgin, Church Hill, Plumtree NG12 5ND. The granite cross was unveiled by Major TP Barber DSO on Sunday, 9 January 1921 at 1100. The Venerable Archdeacon of Nottingham preached the sermon and dedicated the memorial. The order of service includes the names of the men and their units. Dedication: 'Hallowed be the memory of the men of this parish who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1919’. (Nottinghamshire Archives, Ref DD 2327/1, Order of Service for dedication of war memorial.) The name of George Taylor, who died in 1921 and is buried in the churchyard, was added to the memorial in 2014. The names of those who died in the Second World War have also been added to the memorial. The men commemorated on the memorial have been researched and the results published on the Plumtree Parish Council website (www.plumtreeparishcouncil.org.uk/plumtree-war-memorial)

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

Ernest Astill - Ernest Astill

Gerald Barlow - Gerald Walker Barlow

Frank M Braisby - Frank Machin Braisby

John W Cooper - John William Cooper

Joesph J Cooper - Joseph Cooper

Frank Costall - Frank Costall

Bryant A Cutler - Bryant Alfred Cutler

John Darby - John Darby

Robert Davis - Robert Davis

John L Hallam - John Longley Hallam

John T Hayward - John Thorpe Hayward

Walter Huyton - Walter Huyton

Amos Leon - Amos Lawrence Leon

Henry A Longden - Alfred Henry Longden

John W Martin - John William Martin

Thomas Mitchell - Thomas Mitchell

Herbert Pendleton - Herbert Pendleton

Benjamin S Smith - Samuel Benjamin Smith

George Taylor - George Taylor

Photos
  • A cross bearing the names of all the fallen servicemen from Plumtree.
    Plumtree Commemorative Cross - A cross bearing the names of all the fallen servicemen from Plumtree.
  • The names of all the fallen servicemen.
    Plumtree Memorial Names - The names of all the fallen servicemen.
  • The grave of Captain Alfred Henry Longden.
    Captain Alfred Longden - The grave of Captain Alfred Henry Longden.
  • Buried in Churchyard.
Served from 1914 -1918 and died 31st January 1921, but not on memorial
    George Taylor - Buried in Churchyard. Served from 1914 -1918 and died 31st January 1921, but not on memorial
  • In preparation for a service of re-dedication of the War Memorial in July 2014, the name of George Taylor (a casualty of WW1) was added. He died 22 days after the War Memorial was erected.  Owing to space constraints, his name had to be added below the WW2 names.
    George Taylor - In preparation for a service of re-dedication of the War Memorial in July 2014, the name of George Taylor (a casualty of WW1) was added. He died 22 days after the War Memorial was erected. Owing to space constraints, his name had to be added below the WW2 names.