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Chapel St.Leonards 5/5

I was quite impressed by the small stone war memorial next to the church in the churchyard at Chapel St.Leonards, I note that one poor soul was lost in WW1 and four in WW2, three of whom had the same surname, there must have been some grief in that family because in a small village they must surely have been related to each other.

 

Chapel St.Leonards 5/5

I was quite impressed by the small stone war memorial next to the church in the churchyard at Chapel St.Leonards, I note that one poor soul was lost in WW1 and four in WW2, three of whom had the same surname, there must have been some grief in that family because in a small village they must surely have been related to each other.

 

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That is very sad, isn't it. A lovely photo, though.
Brian Walbey: I think they must have been two different generations from both world wars, how very sad.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 May 2017, 04:57
You often wonder about the grief when you read those stones at a cemetery. For a small village things like this sure has an impact. Good for them to have this memorial. I love all the trees and greens in this picture too.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, the hill family lost men in both wars, how very sad.
They were clearly loved by their fellow parishioners, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure they were Ginnie, why do men keep on having to fight each other, this weeks events in Manchester make one sick to the core!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 May 2017, 06:30
Some families really were unlucky..
Brian Walbey: Indeed they were, the Hill family in both wars.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 26 May 2017, 06:44
Could even be a father and three sons, Brian
Brian Walbey: Very possibly lisl.
I wonder if the Celtic cross is significant in their family.
Brian Walbey: I don't know Chad, but I have seen several memorials in this style round and about.
a walk through such places is always thought provoking. i doubt the family in question would have supported both the wars.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure after losing so many of their own men this family was far from happy.
It must have been a very small village to only have lost one in WW!. Perhaps they were all farmers and thus excused service
Brian Walbey: That could have been the case Bill, in WWII my Dad worked on the land and was 30 when it started so he was excused army service but had to belong to the Home Guard.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 May 2017, 15:05
It certainly gives pause for thought.
Brian Walbey: So many from one family in a small village, very sad.
And I see that those three had the same surname as the lad lost in WWI - the odds certainly are that it was the same family.
Brian Walbey: It must have been the same family Tom.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 May 2017, 20:17
Its's good that such even a small number has been marked in such a way. As you said, it is sad about them being all from one family.
Brian Walbey: I guess there are places with only one or two names on their memorials, like the one I showed from Hartington a while back.

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