The Wayside Cross, by Tony Reeves, Hugh Tarran and Elisabeth Skinner

The Wayside Cross, by Tony Reeves, Hugh Tarran and Elisabeth Skinner
Published by the Sheepscombe History Society in 2008, 52 pages. A5 size booklet (N7836)

This booklet is a fascinating record of the 15 men from the Cotswolds village of Sheepscombe who fought and died during the First and Second World Wars. The booklet includes photographs of the men themselves (where available).

From the introduction: This booklet has been written to honour the memories ofthe fifteen men who gave their lives fighting for their country in two World Wars. They were all well known by the villagers when they joined the Forces but now, with the passage of time, their names are not so well known. This booklet is to help future generations understand what a sacrifice was made on their behalf. There were other Sheepscombe men lost in the wars and men who went to war and returned injured. Their stories and the stories of the village at war are much bigger stories than this booklet can tell...

The soldier's who died in the First World War include William John Boulton, Laurence Clerke Brown, Richard Clerke Brown, Harry Day, George Fern, Frank Gardner, Charles Raymond Green, John Nelson Green, Harry Reeves, Arthur Smith and Norman Sollars. The soldiers who dies in the Second World War include Sidney Walter Charles Bullock, John Robert Gurdon, Reginald Stuart Millard and Stanley Phillip Plumb.

Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs, and some light wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.