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Plumtree War Memorial

Plumtree's War Memorial stands near the west gate of St Mary's churchyard. It commemorates the men from Plumtree, Normanton-on-the-Wolds and Clipston-on-the-Wolds who died in the two World Wars.

The west face of the plinth is inscribed with the names of the eighteen casualties of the First World War. The south face of plinth has the names of the four casualties of the Second World War and one further casualty of the First World War: George Taylor.

The story of The Widow's Penny commemorates Samuel Benjamin Smith who was killed in action on 14th October 1915, aged 19.

As part of the commemoration of the centenary of the WW1 Armistice in 1919, a series of articles was produced describing each man listed who was killed in World War 1: their family, local connection and when they died. You can see these via the following link: Plumtree War Memorial - WW1 Casualties Remembered (pdf 3.6 MB).

Casualties listed on the Plumtree War Memorial

First World War 1914 - 1919

List of casualties from the First World War on the memorial

Ernest Astill - Royal Engineers

Gerald Barlow - Sherwood Foresters

Frank M Braisby - Lincolnshire Regiment

John W Cooper - King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Joseph Cooper - Royal Garrison Artillery

Frank Costall - Sherwood Foresters

Bryant A Cutler - Sherwood Foresters

John Darby - King’s Own Yorks Light Infantry

Robert Davis - Royal ASC (MT)

John L Hallam - Sherwood Foresters

John T Hayward - Northumberland Fusiliers

Walter Huyton - King’s Liverpool Regiment

Amos Leon - Sherwood Foresters

A Henry Longden - Sherwood Foresters

John W Martin - Royal Sussex Regiment

Thomas Mitchell - Army Labour Corps

Herbert Pendleton - Shell Filling Factory (civillian)

S Benjamin Smith - Sherwood Foresters

George Taylor - Sherwood Foresters (added in 2014, below Second World War names)

Second World War 1939 - 1945

List of casualties from the Second World War on the memorial

Gareth Bernard Banting - Chaplain No 2 Commando

Frederick Henry Holmes - Flight Lieutenant RAF

Richard Alfred Terry - Parachute and Lincs Regiments

Melville Francis Fortune - Corporal RAF