World War One: Mayfield remembers.

3rd August 2014: a service of commemoration was conducted by our Vicar, the Reverend Ray Owen. Within the church was an exhibition of memorabilia and information about what the Great War meant to Mayfield. Poignant and thought-provoking displays were contributed by old and young including work by children from the village school. During the service, a simple but moving ceremony took place. One by one, 28 lighted candles, one for each of the men of Mayfield who fought and died, were placed on the altar by a relative or by a parishioner. The names of those men who lived here one hundred years ago, marched away and did not return are:

James Beresford

Arthur Birch

Timothy Blood

James Bradley

Frederick Crocker

Herbert Davies

George Hackett

Joseph Harrison

Harold J Hartill

Joseph Hudson

William T Hudson

Wilfred Jones

Leonard Lownds

Harry Leach

Albert Mellor

Frederick J Millward

Albert H Moreton

George Moss

William Moss

William Oakes

John Parker

William Smith

Arthur Stone

Thomas Swindell

John L Thompson

J Russell Wardle

John Willshaw

Joseph Willshaw

“My body to the earth, my heart to England, my soul to God”

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Painstaking research by Mrs Pat Poyser and by Pat Smith resulted in this display of information about the 28 Mayfield men who gave their lives in the Great War.

 

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A relative of brothers John and Joseph Willshaw studies the displays of information about them – and their medals.