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5.4.85

OLD BASING

Stone cross outside St Mary's Church on four increasing in size octagonal plinths.

Top plinth front panel.

To the Praise and
Glory of God in
undying gratitude
to the men who
gave their lives
in the Great War
and in loving
memory of those
from this parish
1914 - 1918

Top plinth back panel.

Then were the
people glad
because they
offered willingly

Next plinth, front panel going anticlockwise round panels, one name per panel.

Capt George W Wellsted
11th Hants
Loos

Sergt Percy Painter
36th A I F
Passchendale

Sergt George H King
2nd R Berks
Vimy Ridge

Sergt John Dennis
R.F.A
East Africa

Lt-Col H.J. Maddocks
9th R Welch Fus.
Loos

Stewd John H. Dodd
R.N.

Pte Ernest J Bennett
1st Hants
France

Pte George Baker
2nd Hants
Gallipoli

Next plinth, front panel going anticlockwise round panels, mostly one name per panel.

Pte Christian Moss
17th Middlesex
Somme

Dvr Thomas Burton
R.F.A
Mesopotamia

Dvr. George Hayes
R.F.A
Mesopotamia

Pte George Tigwell
1/4th Hants
Mesopotamia

Pte. William C. Tigwell
1/4th. Hants
Mesopotamia

Pte. Frederick A. Stopp
2/4th Hants
Palestine

A.B. Albert S. Cross
H.M.S. Birmingham.
Pte Henry W. Cross
2nd Hants
Englebalmer

Pte. Frederick R. Smith.
11th Hants
Somme

Bottom plinth, front panel going anticlockwise round panels, mostly one name per panel.

Pte William J. Smith
29th Canadian Inf
Hendecourt
Lt. A. Christopher N. Prance M.C.
South Wales Borderers

Pte Albert M Ilsley
D.C.L.I
France

Pte William H George
M G C
France

Pte Cain Nash
2/5th Gloucesters
France

Pte. William V. Soper
14th. Hants
France

Pte. Alfred J. Clark
197th. Lab. Coy
Abancourt

Pte. Harry Ford
14th. Wilts
Egypt

Pte. Samuel J. Harmsworth
9th D.L.I.
Havrincourt


Handwritten scroll in wooden frame hanging on a pillar in St Mary's church in 1985, now replaced - 2005 - by one listed below this.

Roll of Honour.
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John Dennis. Sept. 1914 East Africa. R.F.A.

George Baker. Aug. 1915

Henry J. Maddocks. Sept. 1915

William C. Tiswell. Jan. 1916

George Hayes. June 1916

George W. Wellsted. June 1916 Capt. Loos 11th Hants.

William H. Cross. July 1916

George H. King. June 1916

John H. Dodd. July 1916 Stewd. R.N.

Thomas Burton. May 1916

Christian Moss. July 1916 Pte. Somme 17th Middlesex.

Frederick R. Smith. Sept. 1916

Albert S. Cross. Sept. 1917

Frederick A. Stopp. Dec. 1917

Percy Printer. Oct. 1917

Cain Nash. April 1918

Christopher Prauce. M.C. May 1918

William V. Soper. March 1918

William M. George. Aug. 1918

Ernest J. Bennett. April 1918

Samuel J. Harnsworth. Sept. 1918

Harry Ford. Sept. 1918

George Tiswell. Sept. 1918

Albert M. Ilsley. April 1918

Handwritten scroll in wooden frame hanging on a pillar in St Mary's church replacing above one.

1914-1918 1939-1945

Roll of
honour


Greater love hath no man than this, that a man
lay down his life for his friends

John Dennis..

George Baker.

Henry J. Madocks.

William C. Tigwell.

George Hayes.

George W. Wellsted.

William H. Cross.

George H. King.

John H. Dodd.

Thomas Barton.

Christian Moss.

Frederick R. Smith.

Albert S. Cross.

Frederick A. Stopp.

Percy Painter.

Cain Nash.

William J. Soper.

William H. George.

Ernest J. Bennett.

Samuel J. Harmsworth.

Harry Ford.

George Tigwell.

Albert M. Ilsley.

William Smith.

Alfred Clark.

Christopher Prauce.




(WW2 names here)