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The Wayside Cross 

The Wayside Cross sited on the western boundary of St Lawrence Churchyard in Stratford sub Castle, was made a Grade 2 listed Memorial by Historic England in 2017, as part of a centenary project to ensure that war memorials are protected and the people they commemorate are remembered. Historic England is aiming to list more than 2,500 over the First World War centenary period 2014-2018.

The monument provides a focus for the annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations..


Nine local men were lost during WW1 and are remembered on the Wayside Cross - see details further down this page.

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The Stratford Nine

The Stratford Nine

Nine local men went to war in 1914-1918 and were killed in action overseas. Seven of them have no known graves and two are buried in graveyards on the Somme. Their names are recorded on a memorial board in St Lawrence Church, Stratford sub Castle, and were engraved on the Wayside Cross in 2014.

  • John Henry Waters

  • William Waterman

  • George Goodridge

  • George Reginald Mundy

  • Frederick Stevens

  • Alfred George Humphries

  • Jesse Thomas Ford

  • Charles Thomas Long

  • Joseph James Scadden

This is part of the history of Stratford sub Castle and copies of a 20 page illustrated booklet with details of each of the soldiers are available in the church in the right hand box pew in the chancel, and underneath the memorial board at the rear of the church on the South wall. Contributions in the region of £1 gratefully received for church funds.

We Will Remember Them - A special exhibition was held on 11 November 2018 - photo gallery here

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