I passed through the village of Minstead in 2013 with my landlord, and I grabbed a few photographs along the way. One of the places we paused at was the Village Green where there is a Memorial Cross in commemoration of the men from the parish that had died in the two World Wars.
Minstead Village Green War Memorial
The horses are not part of the memorial.
The one puzzling feature of the memorial is the wooden hatch with a decorative cover in front of the memorial. I do not know what was underneath it, but I have to admit it was quite a mystery.
The village green also had a pair of stocks for those who were deemed worthy of ridicule.
The village green stocks.
After passing through the green we went to All Saints Church graveyard, to see the grave of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Inside the church there was a small parish war memorial.
War Memorial inside all Saints Church
All Saints Minstead
The village green may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates: 50.897900°, -1.601161°. while All Saints Church is close by at 50.896697°, -1.601696°.
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This was a surprise discovery that I made while I was on my way to photograph CWGC graves at St Leonards Church in Sherfield-Upon-Loddon.
Sherfield-Upon-Loddon War Memorial
The memorial may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.314562°, -1.026138°
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The War Memorial in the village of Hook, may be found on the traffic island between London and Newnham Roads just outside Hook. at Google Earth co-ordinates 51.280389° -0.968156°
Hook War Memorial
The memorial is inscribed:
This Stone of Remembrance was
raised in honour of the men of the
Newnham and Nately Scures
who laid down their lives for
in The Great War
There are plaques from both world wars on the memorial.
A number of local casualties are remembered on a war memorial in the church of St Nicholas Newnham.
Memorial in St Nicholas Newnham
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A chance discovery, walking along Upper Brook Street in Winchester I found this pretty church with a slightly different war memorial. I do not recall checking whether there was a World War II face to the memorial.
Google Earth Co-ordinates are: 51.064796°, -1.311381°
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This simple memorial to the men from the West End Parish, may be found at the corner of West End Burial Ground in Southampton. It is not inside the cemetery though but stands on the corner of the cemetery on the pavement (similar to the Basset War Memorial). The one inscription is only legible from inside the cemetery.
Google Earth co-ordinates are: 50.927289°, -1.332659°
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The parish memorial at St Pauls Church, Weymouth is very typical of the smaller war memorials that often exist in the church grounds of a parish church. They usually commemorate the members from the parish that lost their lives in the two World Wars.
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This Memorial in the village of Tarves, in Aberdeenshire, was photographed by James Houston-McMillan, and is used with his permission.
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These photographs of the War Memorial in Kirk Hammerton in front of St John the Baptist’s Church (c. 1548), Yorkshire were taken by James Houston-McMillan.
Google Earth co-ordinates are: 53° 59.598′ N, 1° 17.494′ W
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The church was pointed out to me while I was on a tour of Netley Abbey, I made a quick detour to see whether there was a graveyard or not, and discovered a very nice War Memorial instead. The wooden gate in Victoria Road that I went through is part of the World War 1 memorial, but if you do not know about it, or go through the other entrance in Grange Road you will miss seeing it.
The War Memorial is really a generic memorial in that it does not list any names but only has the crests of the branches of the services and is inscribed “In Memory Of Those of this Parish Who Gave Their lives For Their Country”. The Google Earth Co-ordinates for the church are 50.877506°, -1.355911°
I was puzzled by the lack of a graveyard associated with the church but later found out that the graveyard for the church is up in Hamble at the Hamble Parish Cemetery, where there is another War Memorial with names on it.
The Church, St Mary’s Hamble, was built around 1230 by Cistercian Monks of St Andrew’s Priory at Hamble le Rice.
The Google Earth Co-ordinates for the Hamble Parish Cemetery are 50.876323°, -1.332717°
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