War Memorials

‘Their Name Liveth for Evermore’. 

Every Remembrance Sunday the names of the 28 men from the rural villages of Cerne Abbas, Up Cerne, Minterne and Godmanstone in the County of Dorset, whose names are honoured on their respective war memorials, are read out at the Service in St Mary’s Church, Cerne Abbas. They include casualties from the First and Second World Wars and the Falklands conflict.

The Society has researched the lives and deaths of each of these men and what has been discovered about them is summarised here in a downloadable pdf document.

The Society is pleased to record that this research identified two men who were casualties of the First World War and who had missed commemoration by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. They will now be honoured with a CWGC headstone at their local graves.

UP CERNE WAR MEMORIAL

World War I  1914-1918 

 John Henry Stode Batten

CERNE ABBAS WAR MEMORIAL 

World War I  1914-1918

Edward Henry Young

Horace Collier

Charles Damen

Harry Derriman

Albert Edward Way

James Henry Lake

Harold Hunt

Charles Burt

Thomas Williment

Frank Paulley

George Curtis

Reginald Henry Vine

William Charles Walter

Miller

Hamilton Diment

World War II  1939-1945

Christopher Downton

Walter Charles Downton

Thomas Herbert Harvey

John William Harvey

John Robert James Norman Jay

Montague Moore

Ernest Robert Old

Alan Jeffrey Thomas

Richard Wilfred Yearsley

Falkland Islands Conflict  1982

Ronald J Rotherham

 GODMANSTONE AND NETHER CERNE WAR MEMORIAL

World War I  1914-1918

William John Hill Dunman

Ernest Ralph Rolls

John Osmond

Edward Silas Morris

World War II  1939-1945

 Thomas Leo Pile

 Charles Trevett

 MINTERNE MAGNA WAR MEMORIAL

 World War I  1914-1918

 Francis (Frank) George Napier

 James Timothy Napier

 Abdon Napier

 George Hawkins

 Frank Bratchell

 Cecil Cheeseman

 Ernest Adams

 Joseph Clark

 George Pilgrim

 World War II  1939-1945

 Joseph Charles Clark

The Society has researched the lives and deaths of each of these men and what has been discovered about them. To download the full text of this research in pdf format, click to go to the Downloads page.Downloads  War Memorials Map

‘Their Name Liveth for Evermore’.