War Memorials - Background Items

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Extract from Ewell Parish Minutes
Dated 20 November 1916

Shrine committee: Present: Mr AR Glyn Chairman, The Rev J Wallace, Mr AD Henderson.

The committee met to consider as to providing a Shrine for The Parish and after some discussion it was agreed to collect more information and enquire as to the cost of a stone slab and the lettering of same.

It was agreed to meet on Friday November 24 at 9 O'Clock to further consider same. Arthur Glyn.
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Extract from Ewell Parish Minutes
Dated 24 November 1916

Shrine committee: Present: Mr AR Glyn Chairman, The Rev J Wallace.

An estimate was received from S Snooks & Son for a stone tablet amounting to £3.10.0. Fixing same on Watch House & making good £1.2.6, total £4.12.6. Names cut primed and Blacked at 2/- per doz letters.

It was estimated that the tablet complete would cost about £10, and money be collected to this amount.

It was agreed to send letters asking for subscriptions to the following:- Mr R Waters, Mr Curtis, Miss Carlisle, W Reynard, Clr Pitt, Mr Currey, Mr Henderson, Mr Hampton, Mr Faber, Me Davey, Mr Walters, Mr Martin. It was agreed to meet again on Friday December 8 at 9 O'C. Arthur R Glyn.
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Extract from Ewell Parish Minutes
Dated 8 December 1916

Memorial committee: Present: Mr AR Glyn, Chairman, The Rev J Wallace, Mr AD Henderson.

It was reported that the amount of subscriptions was £4.7.6 and the committee added a further £2 making a total of £6-7-6.

A letter was received from Mr Hampton stating that it was hardly seemly for him to subscribe to a public memorial in connection with which his son's names would appear. It was agreed to write and point out that his name would not appear. That another one had given who had lost a son. He could give anonymously if he desired.

It was agreed to report to the Council that a Portland Stone Tablet had been selected at an estimated cost of £10.

That the names should appear on the tablet in the order of killed.

The style of lettering was left for further consideration. Arthur R Glyn.
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Extract from Ewell Parish Minutes
Dated 12 January 1917

Memorial committee: Present: Mr AR Glyn, Chairman, The Rev J Wallace, Mr AD Henderson.

It was reported that subscriptions had been received amounting to £10.

It was agreed that the style of lettering should be Block letters and the size ½ inch on Tablet. Arthur Glyn.
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Extract from Ewell Parish Minutes
Dated 15 March 1917

Memorial committee: Present: Mr AR Glyn, Chairman, The Rev J Wallace, Mr AD Henderson.

The committee met to consider what steps should be taken to unveil the memorial. After a discussion it was arranged to unveil the stone tablet on Sunday April 15th with a simple service. It was arranged to meet on Monday next at 9.15 for the Rev J Wallace to give idea of the form the service should take. Arthur R Glyn.
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Extract from Ewell Parish Minutes
Dated 19 March 1917

Memorial committee: Present: Mr AR Glyn, Chairman, The Rev J Wallace, Mr AD Henderson.

The committee met to receive The Rev J Wallace's idea for the unveiling service, which was as follows. On Sunday April 15th at 3.30 in the afternoon to open with hymn. O God our help in ages past. Followed by the 23 Psalm. Lesson and address. Unveiling of memorial by Mr AR Glyn Chairman of the Parish Council with address, Dedication Prayer, hymn In the Resurrection morning, & Benediction. This was agreed and left to The Rev J Wallace & Clerk to get Leaflets printed of the service. Arthur R Glyn.
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Extract from Ewell Parish Minutes
Dated 27 May 1918

Memorial committee: Present: Mr AR Glyn, Chairman, Mr AD Henderson.

A list of 12 names was submitted to the committee to go on the stone, including that of Mr Church. It was agreed that the names should go on, but Mrs Church be asked if she had any objection to her late husband's name being added. The account stands to date. Amount of subscriptions £10. Paid to Messrs S Snoors & son for stone and names £10-3-5. Messrs W Pile Ltd for service papers 18/6, leaving a debit balance of £1-1-11.
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Extract from Ewell Parish Minutes
Dated 28 May 1918

Memorial committee: Present: Mr AR Glyn, Chairman , The Rev J Wallace, Mr AJ Cope, Mr FW Ayling, Mr G Harris, Mr AD Henderson, Mr E Miller, Mr W Vaughan.

The question of entertaining the men who had returned from Military Service in the village was discussed and it was suggested that a dinner & entertainment be given. The Clerk to make enquiry as to some one who would take the whole contract.

Also the question of a memorial for the village was considered and after some discussion it was agreed to call a meeting of the Parish to discuss the matter of a War Memorial. Arthur R Glyn.
Topic researched by Clive Gilbert


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