South Warwickshire Family History Society War Memorial Transcription Project

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Weston under Wetherley St. Michael Memorial Plaque

St. Michael's Church, Rugby Rd, Weston under Wetherley, Leamington Spa CV33 9BY

      

  • 1St Michael Church
  • 2WW1 Plaque
  • 3WW1 Weston School Plaque
  • 4Original burial cross for Capt Pengelly

THIS TABLET IS PLACED BY THE PARISHIONERS OF WESTON
TO HONOUR & PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 ~ 1918

E.A. PENGELLY J.W. PITTAWAY J. EATON E.A. BAYLISS
       

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. St. John X.V.13

R. I. P


Weston Reformatory (Training) School Plaque

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FORMER SCHOLARS OF THE WESTON TRAINING SCHOOL
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 ~ 1918

ADAMS W.H AUCUTT G BAKER E BALLEM W BRENNAN J BROOMHALL T
BOSTON O DOUGHTY W EDGAR T ELLCOCK F FREDERICKSON W GEE W
GRIFFITHS Z HATELEY D HEIGHT H HILL D HOUGH T HOWELL D
IZZARD E JONES E JONES J  LOCKE C LOMBARD H LAWLEY B
MURPHY W MORRIS H NORTH F PERRY A POOLE E ROBERTS H.P
SAINSBURY A SAINSBURY A.J SAUNDERS G SMITH H.W SPIRES C TAYLOR J
~ ~ TONKS J WHITEHOUSE W WOODHURST F ~
 
Most of the men named above were not local to Weston or indeed the South Warwickshire area but we will at some stage attempt to memorialise as if they were.
The Reformatory opened November 20, 1856 under the management of James and Harriet Shaddock with a first intake of 40 boys but within three years the building was expanded and another 30 boys were taken in. The Reformatory was effectively an agricultural school and the boys farmed the over 20 acres of land attached to the school. The school had good success in correcting the behaviour of some of it inmates which enabled them to emigrate and build new lives. The Reformatory later (1910) adopted the title of the Weston Training School for Boys, often shortened to just Weston School but the school closed in 1928 and the buildings were turned into a Mental Health Facility. Click here for a longer history of Weston Training School

©Bibliography: All of our information is independently researched and then compared to other sources. A list of the sources we use to do our independent research will be published soon. All of the photographs herein are linked back to their original source, except those taken by SWFHS. We are grateful to those other sources:
  • Trench Maps are courtesy of the excellent website TMAPPER at https://www.tmapper.com
  • Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum For Help with Yeomanry Soldiers
  • The County of Warwickshire Roll of Honour - Vol 1 South Warwickshire book by Kenneth Fowler. SWFHS purchased this book and retains it in our small library. Able Publishing ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1903607639 & ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1903607633
  • Find A Grave and it's numerous contributors for use of photographs, particularly Grave stones. SWFHS supplies pictures of War Memorials to the site in the name of Ian Shuter.
  • The Great War Forum an excellent source of information and knowledge which is freely given.
  • The Story of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment by C. L. KINGSFORD
  • The Warwickshire Yeomanry in the Great War by The Hon. H.A ADDERLEY