|Sat, 12 Nov 2011 13:50
With war memorials in almost every parish there are very few civil parishes which didn’t lose lives in the First World War. In England and Wales there are a number of parishes known as ‘Thankful Villages’ fortunate in not losing anyone in the Great War (First World War), all those who went off to war returned home. Unfortunately this is not the case for Scotland or Northern Ireland where there are no such parishes. A few of these parishes were ‘Doubly Thankful’, losing no service personnel in World War II either, these are marked with *.
My research has reveal 54 such parishes.
Llanfihangel y Creud
Coln Rogers Little Sodbury Upper Slaughter*
Knill Middleton-on-the-Hill* Pipe Aston*
Arkholme* Nether Kellet*
Saxby East Norton Willersley
Bigby Flixborough* High Toynton*
East Carlton Woodend
Cromwell Maplebeck Wigsley
Aisholt Chantry Chelwood
Holywell Lake Rodney Stoke Shapwick
Stanton Prior Stocklinch* Tellisford
Culpho South Elmham St. Michael*
Catwick* Cundall Helperthorpe
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