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« on: January 07, 2017, 10:01:37 AM »

Burwash Weald is a small village in East Sussex sitting astride the main A265.  It has grown since the days of WWI and has now merged with Burwash Common.  Both of these villages were originally separate small hamlets which grew over time and are now one --- now, if you approach from the West you will see the village name sign of "Burwash Weald" and if you approach from the East you will see the village sign "Burwash Common".

The Burwash Weald War Memorial stands just inside the lych gate to St Philip's Church.  It is made of hewn stone and the front inscription panel  holds the names of 32 men from the village who gave their lives in WWI.  The left hand side panel has the inscribed names of 10 men from the village who died in WWII.

Sussex Agricultural Express - Friday 19 March 1920


WAR MEMORIAL - There was a meeting of the Burwash Weald War memorial Committee in the schoolroom on Friday evening.  Mr G. Letts presided.  There were also present : Mr. F. Greenaway, Mr. G.W. Farrant, Miss Pattenden, Mr. G. Brown, and Mr. W.M. Rhodes (Hon Secretary).  The secretary reported that the amended estimate for the Memorial, including the addition of a step, amounted to £130, and the lettering of the inscription would amount to about £25.  The list of names, numbering 33, was revised, and it was proposed to publish a list on the Church and Chapel doors, and ask the officiating ministers on Sunday next, during the services, to read out the names to ensure accuracy. It was decided that military ranks should not be included on the memorial.

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