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War Memorial at Wing


The War Memorial at Wing stands in the churchyard of All Saints Church and was officially unveiled by Captain Anthony de Rothschild on 5 December 1920 (his brother Evelyn Achille de Rothschild was one of those killed in World War One). It has an multi-layered octagonal base. The names of those Wing men killed in World War One appear around the second layer, and on the top layer appears the names of those killed in World War Two and Korea. There is an inscription on the fourth layer which reads: "To the memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-18. Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon them".

The memorial was built by Thomas Yirrell of Linslade at a cost of 270, and was restored in 2012 by The Stone Shop of East Farleigh in Kent at a cost of around 27,000. The restored memorial was re-dedicated on Remembrance Sunday 2012 and was attended by Captain Anthony de Rothschild's grandson, also called Anthony.

The following men, along with many others, are listed on my Military Men pages. You may also like to visit the excellent Buckinghamshire Remembers website.

The two photos above were taken in 2013, and the photos below were taken in 2005.