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 1920NORTHIAMWAR 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
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 WATERSHenry W FAIRBRASS1939-1946
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.