Lower Swell War Memorials
The war memorial is a large stone monument on the village green in the centre of the village.
FRANCIS JOHN R.
World War 1
World War 2
Roll of Honour
In St Marys Church, Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, UK.
Note for ecclesiastical purposes Lower Swell is called Nether Swell.
Plain Wooden framed glass fronted sheet (a standard printed format with the church name, location and details of the dead added).
Rest eternal grant unto them O' Lord and let light perpetual shine upon them.
Church of S. Marys Nether Swell.
Your prayers are desired for the Souls of all Soldiers and Sailors who have died on Active Service, especially:
|John Richard Francis||Died of wounds March 31 1915|
|Lionel Williams||Died in hospital April 29 1915|
|Rupert Ingles Chamberlayne||Lost in HMS HAWKE in the North Sea October 1914|
|Fred Williams||Believed to have been killed in action September 1916|
|George Hedges||Killed in action 25 October 1916|
|George Wilkins||Killed in action April 1917|
|Charles Knight||Killed in action September 1917|
|Christopher Lockey||Killed in action October 1918|
|Stanley Lockey||Died from the effects of wounds received in France 1920|
Two similar documents request prayers for serving Soldiers and Sailors and list roughly 160 names.
Note from Evan Lewis, who transcribed the entries :-
Again I notice a discrepancy between the war memorial and RoH in the church; in one case here George Wilkins is recorded on the RoH but not on the war memorial, but is listed on the war memorial in the neighbouring village of Lower Slaughter (I suspect this was the case between two other neighbouring villages I recorded previously), but that does not explain all the differences.