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« on: March 20, 2017, 08:39:11 AM »

Northiam is a village in the Rother District of East Sussex and is about 13 miles north of Hastings.  

The war memorial stands on the village green.   The IWM description of the memorial is : "Octagonal base in brick with stone flag capping, surmounted by a two-tier octagonal stone plinth. Above this is a Gothic octagonal oak column, and buttressed to half its height by four rectangular oak obelisks. These are braced to the principal column by tracery-enriched ribs. The pinnacle is a bronze statue of St George killing the dragon".

The bronze statue of St George killing the dragon is not the original.  As a matter of fact, the one on top of the war memorial looks like a nicely carved wooden sculpture.   There is an additional comment at the foot of the IWM reference to the Northiam War Memorial which reads :
"2010: woodwork becoming rotten, and it is planned to replace. 2010 June: Listed Grade II The original statue of St George became weatherbeaten, was moved to St Mary's church, but stolen in 1992"

Sussex Agricultural Express - Friday 06 February 1920

NORTHIAM

WAR MEMORIAL - The design by Mr. E. Guy Dawber, F.R.I.B.A., for the Northiam Memorial to the men who fell in the war, will be on view in the Northiam School on Saturday, the 14th of February.  A meeting of parishioners to approve the design will be held in the School on the following Tuesday, February 17th
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The memorial lists the names of the 33 men from Northiam who gave their lives in WWI and the 8 men from the village who did likewise in WWII - the names are :

1914-1918

Percy BARNES                   Fred GOODSELL                               John PARRIS

Frederick C BATES            Albert A HOLMES                            William J PAINE

Fredrick BEAN                   Charles HOBDEN                             Harry PLAYFORD

George A BEECHING       William A HOLDSTOCK                   William POILE

Charles CARTER                William P HOLDSTOCK                   George RIPLEY

William CARTER               William JARMAN                             Charles H SCOTT

George COLLINS               Frederick JARMAN                          Albert SKINNER

Edward G COX                  Edmund G JOHNSON                     William STACE

Douglas CROUCH             James A KENWARD                         Reginald VIDLER

Ernest EASTON                 Frederick G MARCHANT                Herbert J WATERS

Henry W FAIRBRASS

1939-1946

Fred H DELAMARE           John A J JARMAN                            Ronald WILLIAMS

George EDWARDS            Victor MURDUCK                            Kenneth WILLIAMS

Edward P B FREWEN       John PARTLETON

Attached is a photograph which I took some time last year.

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