The War Memorial

Waltham's new War Memorial.

Click to enlarge

In 2008 the Parish Council paid for the erection of a war memorial made from one large slab of slate, alongside a flagpole, on the site of the old corn mill.

No names are recorded on the stone, but there are named memorials within both Waltham’s Church and Methodist Chapel (click on either link to view).

These are the Waltham men who gave their lives during the two world wars and are particularly honoured on Remembrance Day. I’d very much like to record any details of these soldiers on the website. So if anyone has information or photos, please leave a comment below, or use the contact page to get in touch.

World War I: 1914- 1918

James Beeton. HMS Haldon, Royal Navy Volunteer Force.
Henry Bishop. Private, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
V. Boulton
Tom Kew. Private, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
George Morrison. Corporal, 1st Leicestershire Yeomanry
James (Jim) Morrison. Private, 5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
A. Richard Talbott. Sergeant, 1st Leicesterhire Yeomanry
Herbert Wilford. Sergeant Major.

World War II: 1939-1945

James Fairbrother. Able Seaman, HMS Royal Oak
R.H.C. Hyde. Private, Leicestershire Regiment
John H. Wallace. Sapper, Royal Engineers
A.E. Greetham. Lieutenant, 1st Perak Battalion, FMSVF Malaya

Buried in the Churchyard:
G.H. Beaty
G. Singer


  1. I’m not sure why the last two names aren’t on either memorial. Richard thinks it may be because they died of their wounds after the war. If anyone knows the answer, please get in touch.

  2. We have just posted details on our first name: James (Jim) Fairbrother. Click on his name on the list above to view the page.

Leave a Reply