The War Memorial

The war memorial cross of 1921 constructed of stone is sited at the church of St. John the Evangelist, Bathwell Lane, Milborne Port.

The memorial is a freestanding cross with a tapering hexagonal shaft and elaborately carved lantern or tabernacle head with a calvary. It surmounts a square moulded plinth and octagonal step. The step stands on an octagonal capped platform. The front face of the plinth has a carved wreath in relief, and inside is inscribed: TO/ THE MEN OF/ MILBORNE PORT/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 -1918. The step below is inscribed: 1939 – 1945. The other faces of the plinth and step are inscribed with the names of the fallen.

The memorial is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Roll of Honour 1914 -1918
Empson, Richard W.H.M.,
Parsons, Arthur Harold
Talbot, Frank
Cooper, Edward John
Davis, Ivor Franklin Sellick
Dyke, George Bewsey
Parsons, Arthur John
Barter, Reginald Sidney
Read, Ernest
Downton, Herbert
Tabor, Henry James
Trim, Harry
Hewlett, Joseph William
Smith, William John
Brooks, Albert Edward Barfield
Crocker, William
Davis, Jesse Franklin
Roskilly, Ptolemy
Ham, Edward John
Weare, Sidney Hilliar
Abbott, Edwin
Bliss, Thomas Richard
Moorse, Ernest
Dungey, Edward John
Durrant, Arthur
Fudge, Theodore
Merritt, William

Roll of Honour 1939 – 1945

Greenstock, Ronald L Tompkins, Ernest A Crabb, Norman E Griffin MM, Richard Gosney, Arthur J Hallett, Stuart P Stocks, Albert E Hinks, Herbert G Woolacott, John Turner, Reuben T Hyde, Bertram T Locke, Ronald Mitchell, John A McCann, James Woodhouse, Clifford T Scammell, Arthur Gane, Ernest R Newman, Thomas C Martin, Frederick W

(Note these are the names on the memorial, not a comprehensive list of the fallen from Milborne Port)

A comprehensive account of the names listed is featured in two booklets written by Naomi Thorp, priced at £3.00 + postage. Other victims of the First World war are featured in the booklet Remembering Milborne Port During the Great War written by Lesley Wray, priced at £5.00 + postage. Booklets are published by the Milborne Port History & Heritage Group and can be obtained by contacting the Secretary.