Mareham-Le-Fen War Memorial

Those Who Lost Their Lives In The Great War & Second War
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The Men on the Mareham-le-fen War Memorial

Extracts from the book reproduced
With kind permission from the author Mike Hodson


‘The Great War touched every family in the land.
This bold statement is probably not too far from the truth, with an army which grew from a strength of about 750,000 men at the outbreak of war in 1914, to a total of some
5,000,000 men who had served the colours by the Armistice in 1918, someone from almost every family must have been involved.

With almost three quarters of a million men killed, dying of wounds or disease, during those four years

In the years immediately
after the end of the Great War memorials to those who had died, and in some instances also those who had served, were erected.

The war memorial at Mareham-le-Fen, situated in the village cemetery on Horncastle Road, is a large rough-hewn Cornish granite boulder with a dressed face recording the names of fifteen soldiers who were killed or died during the war, plus one name added soon after it had been completed and dedicated. Four more names were added at the end of the Second World War.