War Memorial Plaques in Wonersh

WW1 Memorial

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Memorial Plaque in St John the Baptist Church, Wonersh

The plaque includes the names of 24 local men who died in the 1914-18 war, including two sets of brothers. Ten of the men had served in the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment for some or all of the war. Others served in a wide variety of regiments including one emigrant from the village who served in the Canadian Infantry and one in the Royal Navy.

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Memorial Plaque in Wonersh Village Club

Village Club memorial

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The Wonersh Village Club started life as The Liberal Club and was opened in 1886. The plaque includes the names of six members of the club who died in the Great War. Three of the names also appear on the plaque in St John the Baptist Church. Arthur Jex Davey was not a Wonersh resident, but is honoured on this plaque as he was president of the Godalming & District Liberal Association. In 1917 Mr Davey had been appointed as Deputy Director of Army Contracts and it was in this connection that, after a visit to Ireland, the Irish Mail Steamer Leinster on which he was returning was torpedoed by a German submarine on October 10 1918.

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Memorial Plaque in St John’s Seminary, Wonersh

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Research is being undertaken by Wonersh History Society into the 15 names on this plaque. It is believed that the list includes the names of former students of the Seminary, not just those who volunteered or were conscripted while at the Seminary.

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