Seven war graves from World War I and II are located at St Margaret of Antioch Churchyard. The men either died within St Margaret’s parish or had a familial connection to the village.
In 1917 the Imperial War Graves Commission was established by Sir Fabian Ware. In the 1960s the name changed to the Commonwealth War Graves. The graves have no distinction between ranks, hence the stones are all of the same size, 33 inches tall, 15 inches wide and three inches thick, with a slight variation between countries. Carvings usually start with the regiment badge, followed by the number and rank of the casualty, with their full name on the next line. If the bearer was decorated, then this would be added after. The name of the regiment is next, followed by the date of death. At the bottom of the stone, there is sometimes a personal inscription added by next of kin, or a religious emblem.
In 2016 a project ran to mark the 141 day Battle of the Somme, from 1st July to the 18th November 1916 The project was called ‘The Living History Project’ which commemorated the 300,000 Commonwealth war graves in the UK.

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