Piddington Memorial Plaque

Piddington War Memorial Plaque Unveiled – Sunday 13 November 2022

A memorial plaque to the 8 men from Piddington who fell during the two world wars was unveiled on Remembrance Sunday at Piddington Village Hall.

The plaque was unveiled by Seddon Parmoor, Chairman of the Lane End Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Piddington resident and local historian, Simon Cains has researched “Piddington’s Fallen” and all the residents who fought in both world wars, 8 of whom gave their lives, 5 in World War I and 3 in World War II.

Much of Simon’s research is available on the Piddington and Wheeler End Parish Council website; the village hall also houses a Roll of Honour to the 53 residents of Piddington who fought in The Great War.

The plaque was organised by Simon Cains, funded by the Parish Council and is now a permanent memorial to the 8 men who made the ultimate sacrifice.

 The 8 men who died were

World War I

Ernest Harris, aged 24
Garry Batting, aged 27
Alec Hipgrave, aged 25
Sidney Bates, aged 29
Albert Johnson, aged 21

World War II

Francis Barlow, aged 36
Reginald Foley, aged 21
Arthur Smith, aged 24