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The scale of the loss of those serving with the military during the Great War resulted in the fact that there are very few towns or villages which do not have some sort of public memorial to commemorate their men and women who died. In our three villages, memorials were erected soon after the First World War, and the names of those lost in the Second World War were added later.
The war memorials that you can see in our communities, in common with thousands of others, were erected by the local community. The collation of names for inclusion on the memorial was done by the committee responsible for the memorial's erection. It was usually the committee who also defined the criteria for who could be added. Some set strict geographic boundaries whilst others were more flexible. Much of this information is now lost.