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
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
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