Maplebeck St Radegund

War Memorial

'Thankful Village'

No-one from the village was killed in either of the world wars and there is no memorial to commemorate the service of those who fought. There is, however, a plaque of Welsh slate on the churchyard wall that commemorates the fact that Maplebeck is 'A Thankful Village', one where all the villagers who served in the First World War returned home.

A Commonwealth Commission Grave in the western portion of graveyard is that of Private Arthur William of the Army Veterinary Corps. Although Private Williams was born in Stragglethorpe in Lincolnshire, he married a Maplebeck girl, Ada, the daughter of Walter and Ann White whose graves can be found nearby. It is not known whether Ada was living in Maplebeck when her husband died.