For this church:
Roll of Honour
The Bells were Restored
GRANT THEM LORD ETERNAL REST
Ready EITHER TO LIVE OR DIE NOBLY
Donald Albert Chilvers
Greater love hath no man than this.
|The Village War Memorial|
This is in the main street on land given by the Earl of Carnarvon, formerly used as the village pinfold. It consists of a simple stone cross 12 feet 6 inches high, with inscriptions on the lower levels. It cost £170 and work in carting materials and erecting fencing was carried out voluntarily by parishioners. The unveiling was performed by Major Godfrey MC of Carlton.
The names of twelve men from Shelford, Newton and Saxondale who lost their lives in the First World War are recorded on the main face:
Beneath is a quotation from St John’s gospel:
|GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT|
A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
On the right hand face is inscribed:
|ERECTED BY THE|
PARISHIONERS OF SHELFORD
IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
AND HONOUR TO THE MEN OF
THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
The name of DONALD CHILVERS, the only man from the parish killed in the Second World War, has now been added to the War Memorial.