BISHOP'S HULL HISTORY
Bishops Hull War Memorial
In 2013 Bishops Hull Parish Council awarded a grant to the Bishops Hull Family History Group with a view to researching those names that appear on the War Memorial and to recognise the sacrifice of the men associated with Bishops Hull.
The County Gazette reported that the War Memorial was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday 6th November 1921 and from this report it is clear that there were 34 names engraved on the monument when it was first erected.
In My memories of Bishops Hull, published in February 2001, Christine Quartly recalled that the names of the fallen in the First World War had become so eroded on the memorial that in 1993 a new plaque was dedicated. This bronze plaque listed 29 names.
The research has proved that not only were names omitted from this 1993 plaque but other errors had been made, and the group highlighted these in their findings. This is no reflection on those that instigated the new plaque in 1993.
During the research the group found other men from the village that had died during the War and had not been included on the memorial, these names have been included in the research.
At a Parish Council meeting held on 10th April 2014 it was agreed in principle to replace the First World War plaque and to seek a Grant from the War Memorials Trust.
We are now pleased to report that a replacement plaque has been fitted on the War Memorial.
You will find details of history of the war memorial itself and of the men whose names appear on the plaque in the document below -War Memorial - Details. The details are also available on a CD from Bob Steed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Somerset Record Office website Browse from the Record Office home page to find historic postcards of Bishops Hull and a summary of other local records held.
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