Login Register

Warlingham residents remember 111 villagers killed in world wars

By Caterham Mirror  |  Posted: November 15, 2012

  • Scouts lay their own tribute

  • Philip Maunder, 90 Photo: warlrbl1

  • Rev Blunden Photo: warlrbl2

Comments (0)

THE names of all 111 villagers who died in the two world wars were read out at Warlingham's Remembrance Day event.

The alphabetical list – from Alfred Ansell to Hugh Wilson – formed a centrepiece of the well-attended ceremony on Warlingham Green.

The event began with a procession, led by Warlingham Flute Band, from nearby Mint Walk.

Taking part in the 400-yard procession to Warlingham Green were police officers and members of the village Cub and Scout groups.

About 900 people were on the green to pay their respects.

Among those present was 90-year-old Philip Maunder. Mr Maunder of Limpsfield Road, Hamsey Green, who fought in the Battle of Anzio, in Italy, in 1944, told the Mirror: "I come to this event every year. It's very important to me to remember my fallen comrades who died in action."

The service was led by the Rev Jeremy Blunden, the team rector of Warlingham.

The first wreath was laid by Harold Webberley, 85, the chairman of the Warlingham branch of the Royal British Legion. Others wreaths included those for pupils of Warlingham School and Warlingham Village Primary School, and district councillor Glynis Whittle.

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters

YOUR COMMENTS AWAITING MODERATION

 
 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES

 
 
 

MOST POPULAR