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Wymington War Memorial

In Undying Memory of
The Men of This Parish
Who Gave Their Lives in
The Great War 1914-1918
George Britchford
George Brown
Frederick Clarke
James Desborough
William Desborough
Leonard Desborough
Frederick Dilley
Herbert Fuller
William Green
Leonard Harris
Albert Headland
Herbert Houghton
Arthur Knight
Samuel Redman
George Rivett
George Robinson
Herbert Robinson
Frank Smith
Wilberforce West
Edward West
Stephen West
Harry Whiting
George Wooding
Frederick Wootton

Pte Samuel Redman
33189 Royal Fusiliers

37th Battalion Labour Corps

Died 23rd June 1918
age 30

Husband of Nellie Redman of
55 Cromwell Road, Rushden

Gravestone in the churchyard

Unveiling the War Memorial

Soldiers' Notes

The War Memorial in the Churchyard
Also 1939-1945
William Lawrence
Herbert Wright
Frederick Bamford
Marshall Church
Harold Wood
Clifford Knight
William Clayton
George Musk

Soldiers' Notes WWII
Notes made by Mrs Evelyn Ablett
The results of her more thorough research into these men was passed to a villager, but has now been mislaid.

Rushden Echo & Argus, 6th February 1948, transcribed by Kay Collins

Memorial Plans Soon
Plans for the village hall that Wymington is to build as a war memorial will be prepared in the near future.

Meeting on Wednesday, the general committee agreed to determine the size and type of hall required and then consult an architect. The possibilities of obtaining grants from various funds are to be explored.

The financial statement showed that income so far is £591 18s., but £65 has been spent—£40 as a deposit on a site. The balance is £526 12s.

Mr. A. Keech presided at the meeting, supported by the joint hon. secretaries, Messrs. C. Desborough and J. Lewis.

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Raised £763 for Memorial

DECLARING open the annual Christmas bazaar in aid of the Wymington Memorial Hall fund on Saturday, Mr. A J. Bignell congratulated the committee on their choice of memorial and on raising £763 to date.

Mr. J. W. Reynolds was the chairman.

The opener was present with a buttonhole and there was a bouquet of carnations for his wife. Buttonholes were also presented to Mr. Reynolds and Mr. W. A. Robinson (chairman of the parish council) who proposed thanks.

Stalls in the schoolroom had been brightly decorated and business was brisk. Stallholders were: linen and fancy work Mrs. Underwood and Mrs. J. Perkins and the Misses E. Desborough and D. Boddington; plants, Messrs. W. Jolley and A. Green; shoes Messrs. W. Robinson and A. Barnes; novelties, Mrs. Scrimshaw; toys and books, Mrs. Keech; competitions, Miss S Higgins and Mrs. N. Lewis; table skittles, Mr. C. Green; refreshments Mesdames J. Lewis, L. Boddington, E. Fisher, G. Harlow, P. Smith. C. Desborough and F. E. Wood; treasure hunt, Messrs. W Chapman and A. Scrimshaw. Doorkeepers were Messrs. E. Higgins, W. Phillips and S. Church.

Arrangements were made by the committee with Messrs C. Desborough and J. Lewis as secretaries.

plans memorial
Looking at the plans
The plaque inside the Memorial Hall

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