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Those who died in the Great War and are remembered in Walton are named both on the Roll of Honour to be found inside the Church of St James in the grounds of Walton Hall and also on the War Memorial which stands in the centre of the village.

The Church Roll of Honour lists the names of 35 men and 2 women who served in the Great War including those who gave their lives. This is believed to be a fairly comprehensive list of those associated with Walton and is being used as the basis for further research. 

A copy of this Walton Roll of Honour can be accessed by clicking on :

Walton Roll of Honour

Walton Village War Memorial

Those who gave their lives and are named on the memorial are:

You can access the individual stories of those who died or survived by clicking on any name which is underlined and listed above or on the fuller list in the Walton Roll of Honour page. Our project is ongoing so if a name is not underlined we hope at a later date to add a file of information. 

If you can provide us with further information on anyone listed please make contact.

See below for information about the erection of the War Memorial

The Heroes from Walton

These are just two stories we have discovered about the people who went to war  from Walton:

Allwyne Alfred Greenway

Too often we have not been able to ascertain what happened and what our soldiers did, however from the report on Allwyne Greenway which you can access above we know he was a hero. He played an heroic role in the disastrous Dardanelles Campaign and lost his life there.

"I saw a quiet-mannered orderly bring his officer down the gully, and heard the latter telling how his man had seen him fall on the hill, and dashing up under heavy fire, had carried and slid with him to safety. I saw the same poor fellow a few days later lying in the padre's dug-out mortally wounded—Greenway was his name" 

And then there was Harry Sutton 

At the end of the war Harry Sutton received the British, Victory Medals and the 1914 (Mons) Star, the Mons Star Ribbon being presented to him at The Front. The 3rd June 1919 edition of the London Gazette announced that Harry had also been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, an award for acts of gallantry or meritorious conduct whilst not in front of the enemy. 

He also received a letter from the Commander- in-Chief of his Division, Major General E.W. Strickland, in which he wrote – ‘You take away with you the priceless knowledge that you have played a man’s part in this Great War for freedom and fair play. You will take away with you also the remembrances of your comrades, your pride in your regiment and your love for your country. You have played the game, go on playing it, and all will be well with the great Empire you have helped to save. I wish you every prosperity and happiness’.

Before the war, Harry had served in the Boer War and although he had grown up in Charlecote after he married he had settled in Walton working as a gardener for Lady Mordaunt. 

After the war Harry and his wife lived at No. 7 Walton. He worked as a waggoner and was the standard bearer for the British Legion, officiating at many of the funerals for those with whom he had served, in the Boer or the Great War. In 1963 he moved from No. 7 to 4 Church St, Wellesbourne where on the 28th April 1965 he died aged 87.

You can read a fuller account of Harry Sutton's war service by clicking his name on the Walton Roll of Honour

The Erection of the Walton War Memorial

On Sunday the 14th March 1920 the people of Walton unveiled and dedicated their own war memorial.

A shortened evensong, attended by a large congregation proceeded the dedication. Psalms were read by Reverend Rudguard and Reverend Osbert Mordaunt preached the sermon with special references to the 23rd  Psalm. 

At the conclusion of the service the congregation proceeded to the Memorial located in the centre of the village. As with the dedication of the Wellesbourne Memorial the weather conditions were poor and heavy rain curtailed the proceedings. 

The Wayside Cross of Horton stone was surrounded by violets and primroses provided by the children with added wreaths from the families and friends of the fallen. Lady Mordaunt performed the unveiling and dedication ceremony. The Vicar said prayers before ex Private Hobday sounded the Last Post[i]. A fitting conclusion to a service that would long be remembered by those who had gathered together to pay their last tribute of respect and gratitude to those who has nobly fought and died.


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