Dedication of Memorial Bench

In just a few days Okeford Fitzpaine will be proud and honoured to be able to dedicate a memorial bench to those men who gave their lives for their country in the First World War.

  • William Henry Clarke – Killed in Action 30th October 1915. Age 42
  • Lionel Bertram Collis – Killed in Action 1st April 1918. Age 22
  • Samuel Rose Fox – Died in Captivity 12th October 1918. Age 25
  • Sidney John Fox – Killed in Action 9th April 1917. Age 34
  • Albert Henry Hilliar – Killed in Action 28th August 1918. Age 25
  • Frederic Hilliar – Killed in Action 2nd May 1915. Age 25
  • Cyril Thomas Rose Jacob – Killed in Action 11th December 1917. Age 20
  • Maurice Daniel Miller – Killed in Action 21st August 1915. Age 25
  • Arthur Frederick Ridout – Killed in Action 15th September 1916. Age 33
  • Charles James Ridout – Killed in Action 31st August 1917. Age 20
  • Howard Frank Ridout – Killed in Action 3rd April 1918. Age 25
  • William John Ridout – Died of Wounds 26th April 1918. Age 19
  • Frank Russell – Killed in Action 2nd October 1918. Age 19
  • John Russell – Killed in Action 12th March 1915. Age 23
  • John Warr – Killed in Action 1st July 1916. Age 30
  • John Woolridge – Killed in Action 9th April 1917. Age 32

Descendants of some of those on the Parish Role of Honour will be in attendance.


More can be learned about these former members of our community in ‘Butter Boys in Battle’ by Andrew Vickers.