War Memorial

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Kington Magna’s war memoria was unveiled by General Sir Arthur Holbrook in 1920 and commemorates those who answered their country’s call in the Great War and, later in the Second World War. The names of those who laid down their lives are headed by Lieutenant Harold Ethelstan Edwards of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who fell at the Battle of Loos.

War Memorial 1

In the Second World War, Eric Gigg of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry was killed at Dunkirk on 1 June 1940 and William Holland of the Wiltshire Regiment lost his life on 24 November 1944 when the Allied offensive in the other direction became bogged down in Holland.

War Memorial 2

The war memorial was formally adopted by the Parish Council in 2016.