Oxton
St Peter and St Paul

War Memorial

The church contains a range of memorials including framed lists, an inscribed board, lettering on a window and a book. They describe those who went to war, the service in which they served and those who were killed. There are discrepancies between all the lists in both spelling, exclusion and inclusion of names.

War Memorial Window

The east window is a memorial following the First World War. The names of the 22 who died are found at the bottom of the main tracery lights on the left and right, as follows:

S. Adkins   H. Halford
S. Argyle   F. Reavill
C. Carter   H. Reeve
E. Catlin   W. Slinger
W. Dickman   A. Strutt
W. Freestone   F. Strutt
H. Hart   F. Spendlove
W. Hart   T.M. Templeman
A. Hindson   G.F. Upton
R. Hindson   E. Whitelocks
W. Hindson   W. Willis

The text at the bottom reads:

In grateful memory of those fallen in the Great War 1914-1919
Greater love hath no man
Than this that a man lay down
His life for his friends

Roll of Honour BoardRoll of Honour Board

Wooden board with incised gold lettering of the fallen in both World Wars, on the north wall of the north aisle

PARISH OF OXTON
ROLL OF HONOUR

1914 - 1918

STANLEY ADKINS   SAMUEL ARGYLE
CHARLES CARTER   ERNEST CATLIN
WILLIAM DICKMAN   WILLIAM FREESTONE
HENRY HALFORD   HENRY HART
WILLIAM HART   ARTHUR HINDSON
FREDERICK REAVILL   HENRY REEVE
WILLIAM SLINGER   FRANK SPENDLOVE
ARTHUR STRUTT   FREDERICK STRUTT
THOMAS TEMPLETON   GEORGE UPTON
EDWARD WHITELOCKS   WILLIAM WILLIS
JOHN WELLS died of wounds

1939 - 1945

GILLIAN MacLEAN   ANGUS MacASKILL
SYDNEY TAYLOR   FRANK WILSON

Greater love hath no man than this

Full Roll of Honour list

A framed list of all those who served in the First World War, now on the west wall of the church; formerly in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Oxton.

It carries the names of 107 men and three women who served during the First World War.

Click here for the full text of the document.

List of the FallenList of the Fallen

Framed illuminated list of names, formerly in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Oxton.

THEY WHOM
THIS SCROLL
COMMEMORATES
gave Their lives in the Service
of King and Country in the
1914-1918 and 1939-1945 wars.

S.Adkins · S.Argyle · C.Carter
E.Catlin · W.Dickman · W.Freestone
H.Hart · W.Hart · A.Hindson
R.Hindson · W.Hindson · H.Halford
F.Reavill · H.Reeve · W.Slinger
A.Strutt · F.Strutt · F.Spendlove
T.M.Templeton · G.F.Upton · J.Wells
..... F.Whitelocks · W.Willis .....
P.B.G.McLean · S.Taylor · F.W.Wilson
... A.Magaskill ...

They shall grow not 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.

Book

This contains a hand written list of those who served in both World Wars, giving the service and fate of each individual.

THIS BOOK COMMEMORATES
THE NAMES AND SERVICE OF THE
MEN AND WOMEN OF OXTON.
WHO SERVED WITH GREAT SACRIFICE
IN THE WARS 1914-18 : 1939-45

Photograph

Roll of Honour, which used to be in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Oxton. White lettering on black background. All those who served in the 1914-18 war giving the service and fate of each individual.

Fate of original board unknown.