War Memorial, St Sylvester’s Church

Several young men from the Chivelstone Parish were killed in the First World War, but fortunately not so many in the Second World War.

In the Woodleigh Deanery Magazine of April 1919: it was decided to ‘place a Parish Memorial in the Churchyard to our men who have fallen in the War,’ and in February 1920: We had a goodly muster of people from all directions at the Dedication of our War Memorial. After Evensong in Church, at three o’clock we passed into the Churchyard, where the Rural Dean offered appropriate prayers. A wreath was placed at the foot of the monument which is surmounted by a Celtic Cross, with the names of the men in letters of gold. They gave their best for us and we should give our best for them. The muffled peal added a note of solemnity suitable to the occasion.

Chivelstone War Memorial at St Sylvester's Church

[War Memorial][South side]

In memory of those of this parish who gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War 1914-1918.

2nd Lt J A Helby Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Maelcombe House
C P O A Shimmield RN Prawle Point Coastguard
Tr E J Baker 6th Regiment Australian Light Horse, born Manor Farm, South Allington
L H – Pt F E Baker 1st Coldstream Guards, born Manor Farm, South Allington
Pt W T Hutchings 5th Devons, born at Sullocks Farm (now known as Torrings Farm), East Prawle
Pt R H Putt 11th Hampshires, born the Thatches (Town), East Prawle
Pt F H Sullock 8th Devons, married with a son living in Chivelstone on 1911 census
Gr W H Sullock RFA Living in Chivelstone on 1911 census
Pt J S Thornton 11th Devons, married with a daughter living at the Providence Inn, East Prawle
Pt F A Weymouth 6th Dorsets, living at Chivelstone Barton

[North side]

These gave their lives in the World War 1939-1945:

ACW2 M A Cudel WAAF
CPO G H Jarvis RN
CPO W T Tabb RN
CPO E G Wood RN
D W J Standfast boy aged 11 years, fell in air raid, buried in St Sylvester’s churchyard, Chivelstone

Their name liveth for ever.