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Benefice of Ropley, Bishop’s Sutton and West Tisted
Benefice of Ropley, Bishop’s Sutton and West Tisted

War Memorials

WW1 Memorial (2002)
WW2 Memorial (2002)
Lest We Forget

Ropley has two primary memorials one for each world war. Both memorials were damaged in the 2014 fire – the photos above were taken in 2002. The WW1 memorial, slightly damaged, is now mounted on the North wall just left of the main doors. The WW2 memorial lost its top in the fire, but the names are still readable – it is mounted in its original place.

Further Information

The names of the fallen are recorded in two official websites.

Roll of Honour (Ministry of  Defence and Royal British Legion)

This site not only has the names of the fallen, but also a surprising level of information on each person, e.g.:

John Douglas TOMLINSON
Private 2753, 48th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Messines, France, 9th June 1917. Aged 30. Born Tottenham, London. Enlisted Narrogin, Western Australia. Son of John Joseph and Sarah Tomlinson, of Laurel Cottage, Ropley, Hampshire. Farmer by trade. Educated at the County CXouncil School and Reading University. Emigrated to Australia aged 24. Buried in MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 3.

Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register

(Note that images have been submitted to the IWM for both memorials)

WW1 Memorial - Current
WW2 Memorial - Current