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Walton War Memorial
On the front plate:

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF WALTON WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
 
1914 - 1919
These names appear on the front plate of the memorial

 A. AMOS
R. E. ATKINSON
J. BROADHEAD
E. F. CLARKE
W. B. CRESWICK
G. R. ELSEY
J. LUMB
T. MARSHALL
R. E. MELLY
R. OSBURN
C. POXON 

 G. F. PRIDAY
H. ROWLANDS
C. R. SMITH
G. SMITH
C. A. THOMPSON
L. R. WARBURTON
H. WARD
C. WILSON
H. WILSON
P. WILKINSON
E. YOUNG
Shay Lane War Memorial, March 2000
1939 - 1945
These names appear on the plate on the lefthand side of the memorial
JACK RAY
THOMAS E. HARRIS

KENNETH BULLIMORE

WILLIAM WILLIAMS

KENNETH ORFORD

RONALD HUGHES

HAROLD SMITH

ERIC CHURCHILL



 
 

"Age shall not weary them..."
Photographed 8th November 2009.

See page 2 for more information about those named on the memorial.

 
 

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Laurence Binyon, 1869 - 1943 [For the Fallen]

 

Why the end of the Great War is shown as '1919' on the War Memorial.

Armistice Day was on 11th November 1918, that was the day that fighting was to cease. However, it took several more months of negotiation to conclude the peace treaty, the Treaty of Versailles, that ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. This treaty was signed on 28th June 1919, exactly five years to the day after the assassination in Sarajevo of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The assassination of the Archduke on the 28th June 1914 led to the outbreak of the Great War (World War I) one month later, on 28th July 1914.

Legally, the formal peace treaties were not complete until the last, the Treaty of Lausanne, was signed on 24th July 1923.

 

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