Create your own " Field of Remembence".
Are there any parishes in the Malmesbury community area who wish to create their own ‘Field of Remembrance’ to honour named local casualties with wooden crosses? If the answer is yes, the Malmesbury Branch of the Royal British Legion has pledged to help you, by providing a supply of wooden crosses, as well as supplying a large wooden cross with the parish name engraved on a brass plate, for which there is no charge.
Derek Tilney, Chairmen of the Malmesbury Branch of the Royal British Legion said at the Malmesbury area board last night, “ We have these crosses prepared and ready for use and can also help you with the names of local casualties”. If you would like further information please contact us at
Parish casualties can also be included in the November “Field of Remembrance” in the grounds of Malmesbury Abbey. All are welcome to the special service on Sunday 3 August at 6.00pm in the abbey; the eve of the declaration of hostilities.
Charles Vernon, Branch Treasurer, can provide information about the men who are commemorated on First World War Memorials in the Malmesbury Community Area and those who are buried locally. He can be contacted by firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01666 824376.