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:
Harold J Hartill
William T Hudson
Frederick J Millward
Albert H Moreton
John L Thompson
J Russell Wardle
“My body to the earth, my heart to England, my soul to God”
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.
A relative of brothers John and Joseph Willshaw studies the displays of information about them – and their medals.