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They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Bisley War Memorial stands as testimony to those 24? villagers who sacrificed their lives during the two World Wars, 17 in the Great War and 7 in the Second World War. In 2007 it was cleaned so the engraved names are once again visible. Below are the inscriptions on the cross.
"I saw... the souls of them that were slain for the word of GOD.... And white robes were given unto every one of them" Rev 6.11
Great War 1914 - 1918
Major Thomas P Dorington - 1st Dragoons
2nd World War 1939 - 1945
On the North Side there is the following inscription -
All the names I can confidently cross-reference with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission have links to their details - the ones with no links I cannot find or cannot be certain of. If anyone can confirm more details to allow me to link them please let me know.
* The Name of Richard Raymond-Barker has been mis-spelt on the memorial. His is an interesting story; read it here
I would like to thank Meurig Jones who has provided me with missing details for those listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site under different regiments and also the names of two soldiers from Bisley that are named on the Soldiers Died in the Great War CD but not engraved on the memorial for some reason:-
SDGW not on Bisley memorial
If there are any errors on this page, please contact me and I will amend them asap. Also, if you can give me any further information on anyone who is named on the memorial please contact me and I will build a separate page for them. I think it is important to put a human story to a stone carved name.
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 November 2009 )|
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