In Grateful Remembrance - Tadley War Memorial

In Grateful Remembrance - Tadley War Memorial

Published by Tadley & District History Society in 2018, 152 pages. Paperback - c.19cm by 24.5cm (N7849X1)

From the rear side cover: TadleyWar Memorial is located in the grounds of St Paul's Church on The Green. The memorial records the names of thirty seven men - thirty one who died during World War I and six in World War II. Who were these men, where did they live, how and when did they die? Why does one man not have a Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone? Why is it not possible to visit Tom Taylor's grave?

As the years pass, the thirty seven names become more of a mystery to those who stand before the memorial on Remembrance Sunday, and so it is increasingly important that the names of the Tadley men who sacrificed their lives in two World Wars should be made real. This book tells the story behind the names. Not just the personal history of the thirty seven men, but also that of the lives of those people they left at home.

The 31 men who died during the First World War are Albert Appleton, Alfred Rampton, Frederick Appleton, Leonard Rampton, Albert Chapman, William Rampton, William Cottrell, Thomas Rawlins, Walter Cripps, Ernest Sandford, Frederick Freeman, Ernest Saunders, George Garrett, John Saunders, William Giles, Louis Stacey, Herbert Golding, Tom Taylor, John Greenup, Henry Trusler, Frank Kelsey, George Warren, Donald Lynden-Bell, Frederick Webb, Merrick McConnel, Arthur West, William Monger, Harvey West, Frederick Nash, Israel West and Thomas Painton-Jones. The 6 men from the Second World War are William Barlow, Stanley Bowman, Frederick Broadhurst, Waiter Carter, Harry Kite and Gerald Webb. In addition to entries for each of these men, there are also chapters on Tadley in 1914, Life in Tadley during World War I, Peace Day (19 July 1919), Tadley in 1939, Life in Tadley during World War II, Wartime memories of Tadley, Victory Celebrations (8 June 1946) and Medals.

The book is illustrated throughout with lots of photographs.

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers have some minor scuffs, and light wear along the edges, but the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound