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Roll of Honour

Memorials Inside the Church


The Great War 1914-1918
Leonard Hodgkins
Arthur Kennell
Horace Langley
John Rogers
Walter Shortland
Frank Wagstaff
George Wagstaff

Not on The War Memorial but a
War Graves Commission Stone
A Robinson


WWII 1939-1945
Charles Henry Hilton
Keith Edwin Phillips
Monica Ruth Phillips

click here for the newspaper report of the plane crash

On June 30th 2009, a memorial was erected inside the church, to the 19 Americans who died in the plane crash on March 24th 1944. A bomber with eleven crew, leading a mission to Frankfurt, crashed onto a Nissan hut where eight soldiers were sleeping, and a farm where two children also died.

A special Guard of Honour accompanied relatives of the airmen, villagers and the brother of the two children into St Mary's Church where the plaque was unveiled.

After the church service, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, a Lancaster, a Spitfire and a Hurricane, flew over the church at 3pm.

Those Who Also Served Their Country
The Great War 1914-1918
Arthur Boyce
John Coles
Archie Cowley
Horace Cowley
William Ekins
Archie Ford
Bob Ford
Reg Hodgkins
William Hodgkins
Reg Robinson
George Sharp
Manny Shortland
Ernest York
Harry York
Extract from "Yelden, past and present ..."

WWII 1939-1945
Ray Annis RASC
Ralph Annis RASC
George Coles Guards
Len Hodgkins Royal Navy
Ken Barnes RAF
Joe Ekins Tank Corps
Frank Toone Royal Navy

As remembered by Don Annis in 2009

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