war casualties 

The oldest memorial is a small brass plaque in the church in memory of Thomas Dopson who was killed in South Africa in 1902.

Small brass plaque in the church in memory of Thomas Dopson who was killed in South Africa in 1902.

The dead of World War I and II are commemorated together on the war memorial which stands on Redhearn Green.

The dead of World War I and II are commemorated together on the war memorial which stands on Redhearn Green.
The dead of World War I and II are commemorated together on the war memorial which stands on Redhearn Green.

In addition, there is a World War I memorial plaque in the church and another memorial on the gate pillars at the entrance to the Recreation Ground.  (The Recreation Ground itself was a memorial to the Great War.)

Below is a photo of the memorial in  the church with a close-up of the inscription beside it.  The font is actually very difficult to decipher.

In the Church you will me able to see this memorial
In the Church you will me able to see this memorial

And these are the plaques on the two pillars at the entrance to the Recreation Ground.

On the entrance to the Recreation Ground you see this list
On the entrance to the Recreation Ground you see this list

There is a memorial to the casualties of World War II in the church:

There is another memorial to the casualties of World War II in the church:

The 136 men and women from Churt who served in World War II were recognised in a ceremony held on the Recreation ground.  They were presented with engraved pewter mugs.  Read the story here.

These are the names of the people who returned to the village after serving in World War II.  I wonder where all their mugs are now?

 

One of the engraved pewter mugs given to the returning service men