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WW1 Heroes
Avening’s Roll of Honour Forty two men from Avening died during the First World War or afterwards from their injuries. Their names can be seen on the Roll of Honour in the parish church and at the front of the Memorial Hall. The latter was built to commemorate their sacrifice. Fred Vening researched and wrote articles about all of the men except one for whom he could find no information: number 23, William Freeman. These life stories, which first appeared in Avening’s magazine The Villager, are published below. They are in chronological order of the men’s deaths, from the first to die in October 1914, Frederick Robert Pollock, to William George Tanner, who died from his injuries in 1921. I have made a few minor changes to the original articles, mainly where Fred mentions proposals to install the blue plaques, as the latter are now all in position. Use the links from this page to read the stories of all 42 heroes. The village history archive has much supporting material found by Fred during his research, such as Commonwealth War Graves Commission information, family trees, extracts from official war diaries and so on. If relatives of any of the war dead would like to see the additional material pertaining to their family member please contact me. Acknowledgements Many thanks to Fred Vening for permission to use his work, to Ann Brick, who helped with the research and supplied digital copies of the research material, to Gail Dawson, for additional material on Hubert Ind, to Jane Archer for back copies of The Villager and to Nicholas Winkfield for lending me the hard copies of Fred’s material. Jean Chatelain (email: ajeanchatelain@icloud.com)
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Avening’s Roll of Honour Forty two men from Avening died during the First World War or afterwards from their injuries. Their names can be seen on the Roll of Honour in the parish church and at the front of the Memorial Hall. The latter was built to commemorate their sacrifice. Fred Vening researched and wrote articles about all of the men except one for whom he could find no information: number 23, William Freeman. These life stories, which first appeared in Avening’s magazine The Villager, are published below. They are in chronological order of the men’s deaths, from the first to die in October 1914, Frederick Robert Pollock, to William George Tanner, who died from his injuries in 1921. I have made a few minor changes to the original articles, mainly where Fred mentions proposals to install the blue plaques, as the latter are now all in position. Use the links from this page to read the stories of all 42 heroes. The village history archive has much supporting material found by Fred during his research, such as Commonwealth War Graves Commission information, family trees, extracts from official war diaries and so on. If relatives of any of the war dead would like to see the additional material pertaining to their family member please contact me. Acknowledgements Many thanks to Fred Vening for permission to use his work, to Ann Brick, who helped with the research and supplied digital copies of the research material, to Gail Dawson, for additional material on Hubert Ind, to Jane Archer for back copies of The Villager and to Nicholas Winkfield for lending me the hard copies of Fred’s material. Jean Chatelain (email: ajeanchatelain@icloud.com)