Mansfield Woodhouse
St Edmund

War Memorial

First World War

The First World War memorial to those who lost their lives is situated in the Yeoman Hill Park on the other side of Priory Road, immediately opposite the church. It is of the usual style of an outdoor War Memorial. On the front is inscribed:

IN HONOUR OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR - 1914-18

Around the top are noted four areas of conflict: France, Belgium, Gallipoli, Italy. The names are recorded on three metal panels, with a few further names added on a small extra panel.

Names on the First World War Memorial
( The small extra panel, shown here on the right, is actually above the second main panel which is on the back of the Memorial)

Second World War

The War Memorial commemorating those who lives were lost in the Second World War is of wooden construction and is situated on the south side of the nave.

PARISH OF MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN WORLD WAR II 1939-45

BALL B.   JAMES B.A.   RICHARDS R.
BARLOW N.   JOHNSON F.G.   RICHARDS W.M.
BAUGH R.   JOHNSON R.   SADLER J.F.
BEASTALL C.   JORDAN J.R.   SARGEANT F.
BLOUNT G.E.   KENYON O.L.   SKILLING W.J.
BOSWORTHY Y.G.   LINDSEY N.   SMITH G.
BRAMWELL D.   MALLATRATT A.   STEVENS K.W.
BREWIN R.   MILLINS R.   STRAW T.
BROADHURST S.   MITCHELL R.   TRUMAN J.
CLARKE S.O.   MOXON F.   WAIN J.
DAVIS P.   MUNKS W.I.   WALLS H.K.
DRAPER C.E.   OWEN H.   WALTERS B.I.
EASOM J.   PARKES K.H.   WARDLE L.M.
EASOM P.   PEAT G.H.   WARNE W.
GALE L.T.F.   PETERS F.   WHITE J.
HAWKINS A.   RANBY W.   WIDDOWSON F.
HAYNES W.   RANDALL W.   WILKINSON F.J.R.
HUNT J.   RATHBONE G.   WOODCOCK J.D.
ILLINGSWORTH M.   REDFERN G.   WOODCOCK R.G.
  GIVE REST O LORD TO THY SERVANTS,
& LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM.
 
 AMEN.

In addition, the wrought-iron work over the entrance gates which lead to the First World War Memorial carries the inscription:

TO THE MEMORY OF THE FALLEN
1939   1945

Falklands War

A small memorial plaque underneath Second World War memorial (visible in the photograph) reads:

In loving memory of
MARK ROYSTON STEPHENS
Aged 18 years
Killed in action aboard
H. M. S. ANTELOPE
San Carlos Waters
FALKLAND ISLANDS
23rd May 1982
For Country and Freedom.