A circular to all the UK Parish Councils published by the War Memorials Advisory Committee
suggested how those who had lost their lives in the Second World War might be commemorated.
In March 1947 urged on by the local branch of the British Legion, the Parish Council was asked to initiate steps to commemorate out lost soldiers
After much debate it was agreed that the cost of engraving the names on the War Memorial
should paid for by money raised by public donations
It was nearly five months
before a a sub-committee consisting of Mr. Creek. Mr. Barrie Deaves,
Four months later, only
£29/5/5. had been collected against expenses of over £40
Realising that the full
amount of £40 was unlikely to be raised, both St Mary and Hamlet
Parish Councils agreed to cover any losses incurred.
The British Legion were
authorised to supervise the unveiling of the new plaques, which should
form part of a church thanksgiving service.
On the 4th December 2001, the Secretary
of State for Culture granted the memorial
Acknowledgement to Bill Snelling, Katherine
King and Jenny Wright