The Stubbington and Hill Head History Society
Old Church window
The St Edmund's window in Crofton Old Church
Stubbington War Memorial
Stubbington War Memorial

War Memorial War Memorial
The war memorial
as it is today (2013)
The dedication service on 12 November 1922   

The details of the history of all the names on the World War I Memorial was researched in 2012 and the results published in the Research group's book "Stubbington War Memorial - the stories behind the names". (See the publications page)

Of special interest are the Lowry family - (3 brothers): and the only woman Nita King, who joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) British Red Cross and went to France. It was her mother who was instrumental in proposing a memorial and then designing it. The dedication service was on 12 November 1922.

By 2000 the names, which are carved into the roof of the memorial, had become indistinct but they have now been fully restored.

Although most of the people remembered were in the army notable exceptions are Signal Boy T. Marchant who was just 17 years 8 months when he died in 1919 and Stoker G. Hayward who are both buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Gosport, Hampshire.

The Memorial stands in the centre of the village and is a fitting reminder of those members of local families who fell in the Great War.

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