UK National Inventory of War Memorials No.22280 Link
Hopton Wood stone, 18 feet, surmounted by a cross, unveiled by Colonel William Capper, C.V.O.
"Almost immediately after the outbreak of the 1st World War, in October 1914 the young men of Rayne responded to the recruitment effort and enlisted. They assembled on Rayne Hall Green and it was on this spot that, in October 1920, the present Memorial Cross was unveiled, in the presence, amongst others, of the survivors. Of the 30 who originally enlisted, only 10 returned,
and of these, only two were uninjured."
an extract from "Rayne, From early times to the present day"
Brief details on each name are shown below. For full details see the
All Saints Church, War Memorial page here: Link
THE GLORY OF GOD
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO FELL IN THE
LESLIE (Maurice) BOREHAM Link
JAMES BAKER Link
PETER BAKER Link
GEORGE BARNARD Link
CHARLES (Edward) BROCK Link
PERCY (Edward) CHADWICK Link
EDGAR (Thomas) FINCH Link
ALFRED GENTRY Link
FREDERICK (Thomas) GIBSON Link
GEORGE (John) HANCE Link
EDWARD (Elmer) HANCE Link
SAMUEL HANCE Link
THOMAS HAMMOND Link
(Arthur) STANLEY LINSELL Link
THOMAS (Edward) LITTLEFIELD Link
THOMPSON CAPPER* Link
DOUGLAS (Collier) CHAPMAN Link
MARMADUKE (Henry Littedale) GALE Link
GEORGE SHUTTLEWOOD Link
ERNEST SHUTTLEWOOD Link
WILLIAM TURNER Link
SIDNEY TURNER Link
CLARENCE (Ernest) WATKINSON Link
(Burton) ALEX(ander) RICHARDSON Link
FRANK (Ernest) RICHARDSON Link
ALBERT (Francis) RICHARDSON Link
ERNEST STOCK Link
CHARLES SAUNDERS Link
CHARLES NEWMAN Link
ALFRED NASH Link
ALFRED PEAGRAM Link
FRANK REYNOLDS Link
GEORGE ROWE Link
THOSE WHO FELL
IN THE WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945
HERBERT BROCK Link
ALEC (Frederick) CHANNEL(l) Link
ROBERT (William) REYNOLDS Link
(Robert) JOHN SCOTT Link
(Edward) EDMUND LAW STAINES Link
There are also two CWGC-listed Graves in the Churchyard of nearby All Saints for 1939 - 1945 casualties:
RONALD THAIN Link
LLOYD (Miller) TIMMINS Link
The links after each name are to the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).
Also ( ) indicates extra names or a spelling inconsistency suggested by the CWGC record.
*Major General Sir Thompson Capper CB, DSO, KCMG spent much of his boyhood in Rayne with his uncle, the Rector of Rayne, Rev W S Hemming. He was one of the fifteen most senior officers to be killed during the War. This Memorial was unveiled by his brother Colonel William Capper.
For more information on Thompson Capper please see his entry on Wikipedia: Link
I am most grateful to Ian and Beryl Whiteside for access to their extensive research on this War Memorial.
TL7322 : Rayne - War Memorial, Remembrance Sunday 2005, Wreaths
"They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."
Laurence Binyon, For the Fallen
"When you go home, tell them of us and say, for their tomorrow we gave our today."
US 14th Army War Memorial, Kohema, Burma