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« on: January 11, 2017, 16:00:17 PM »

Rodmell is a small village in the Lewes District of East Sussex.  It sits beside one of the smaller roads from Lewes to Newhaven.  It is a very beautiful little village and is sometimes invaded by tourists who come to see the lovely old historic houses and in particular 'Monk's House' which is where Virginia Woolf used to live.  It was from Monk's House, in March 1941, that she took her last walk down to the River Ouse and drowned herself.

The village war memorial is a nice stone plaque inside St. Peter's Church.  The plaque has the names of the 9 men who fell in WWI - none of these are buried in the UK.  Below them is the single name inscribed from WWII - that is Private Frederick Malthouse - he is buried here in St Peter's, Rodmell - I have just posted some details about him.

The inscription at the foot of the memorial plaque, which can't be read in my photograph is :

"ERECTED BY FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN.  AD 1918"

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