SX2160 : War Memorial - Herodsfoot Thankful Village

taken 11 years ago, near to Herodsfoot, Cornwall, Great Britain

War Memorial - Herodsfoot Thankful Village
War Memorial - Herodsfoot Thankful Village
Herodsfoot is a "Thankful Village" (see below), so instead of the memorial listing the names of the fallen from the village, it names those that served - and returned. To see the memorial as it stands on the Green see SX2160 : War Memorial on The Green
The inscription on the memorial is as follows:
(On the shaft)
The parish of Herodsfoot erected this memorial to the following men in gratitude for their services in the Great War 1914-1919
(On the base, the following names)
J Body . . C Honey
J Bunney . . A Kitt
S Cross . . H Medlen
JH Doney . . C Parker
RJ Doney . . H Somerset
W Hoar . . P Trengrove
WH Turner
(beneath the names as an addition)
In memory of all who served in 1939-1945
Thankful Villages

There are, it is thought, 52 so-called Thankful Villages (also sometimes called "Blessed Villages") in England and Wales. These villages get this epithet from the fact that they were fortunate enough to see the safe return home of all their men and women who went to war in the Great War of 1914-18
Somerset is clearly the most blessed county in this context, having nine such villages.
For more information about these villages including an interesting annotated list, see LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Monday, 18 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Place (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 21438 60451 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:25.0029N 4:30.8863W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 21436 60454
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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