Tonge

The Tonge War Memorial

The small hamlet of Tonge is near where I grew up. It is hard to believe that such a small place could have so many fatal casualties, especially when it is reackoned that for every man killed another 3 were wounded.

The memorial was opened in 1920 and is a brass plaque on the church wall, its a small church with what is reputed to be bullet holes in the door from the English Civil War.

The inscription on the plaque says:

“To the glory of God and in honored and loving memory of the men of this parish, who gave their lives for King and Country in the great world war 1914-19″

The names of the men commemorated and listed below may vary from the plaque as the units and spellings of the surname is in variance to official records, it was common for a man to be transferred from his original unit but be listed still as surviving with his unit of enlistment.

Details are on the daughter page to this through the main menu.

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