STANTON LACY MEMORIUM
Stanton Lacy Parish Would like to honour those who fought in both the First and Second World War. These records are based on the memories of local people and research into family and military historical records. There may be errors and omissions so please let us know so we can update them. At the time of the First World War Stanton Lacy Parish Council was much larger than it is now. This research will concentrate on those who lived in the parish as it is now.
First World War (1914-1918).
Ernest was not born in the Parish, but at Edgton where he enlisted. He joined the Shropshire Yeomanry and served in the Middle East including Palestine and Egypt, where the fighting was quite fierce and many died from disease. He was demobbed in 1919 and came to live at ‘The White House, Lower Hayton’ where his family had moved and he married Dorothy Perks. Ernest farmed at the White House until he died in 1975 aged 81.
Ernie lived at Hopton Gate Cottage which was a small holding. He enlisted in the Royal Artillery and was a barber, working behind enemy lines cutting the soldiers hair when they came out of the trenches for a rest. It was rumoured that some of the soldiers would rather face the Germans than have their hair cut by Ernie.
Worked behind the lines as a butcher. After the war he lived on Tory Lane at the cottage now called Bramble Cottage. It was a small farm then and ‘Tory George’ as he was known, was the local pig killer. It was a gruesome business, nearly every household had a sty with a pig. Phil Keene remembers him disembowelling their pig, blowing the pigs bladder up with a piece of straw whilst it was still warm, for the children to use as a football. He married Jane Elizabeth, or Ginny as she was called, and raised a large family.
Andrew Smout and Alfred Morgan
Both men joined the Royal Horse Artillery and fought in battles on the Western front from Loos to Passendale. Although not physically injured psychologically they were broken men. Andrew married Emily Price and lived in Thriftwicket Lane. Alfred Morgan lived in a wooden hut in The Red House Orchard. Both men worked on local farms. Alfred died in 1952 and Andrew in 1971
Mrs Smout (Mother of Andrew Smout)
Served in Queen Mary’s Army Auxillary Corp driving horse and mule teams ferrying the wounded back to the field hospitals and munitions up to the front. She was decorated for bravery.
Roland died about his age and enlisted with the Shropshire Light Infantry and fought in one of the early battles of the war. The tale was told that when the retreat was sounded Roland panicked and ran the wrong way and was captured by the Germans and spent the rest of the war in a Prisoner of War camp. After the war he was best remembered for his fish round. He had a butcher bike with a basket on the front. He would bike to Ludlow and pick up boxes of fish packed in ice and hawked themaround the parish. This was ok in Winter but in Summer Roland’s approach was heralded by a large cloud of flies and a strong fishy smell. He was also the local chimney sweep and lived in a row of three cottages between Hopes Farm and the Peaton Road. In the early 1950’s he abandoned his fish round and would catch a bus in Stanton Lacy to work in a factory in Wellington until he retired.
William Albert Holland
Son of Arthur and Clara Holland, 2 The Hope, Stanton Lacy. He died on 20th September, 2017 and is buried at Cement House Cemetary, Belgium. Born in 1895 and in 1911 working as an Assistant at Dairy at Bicton. His father was an Estate Mason.
Albert James Evison
Son of John and Julia Evison. Born in Stanton Lacy in 1883. Enrolled in the Shropshire Light Infantry. Died on 21st August 1918 and is buried at Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery in France.
Ernest Victor Sam Evison
Son of John and Julia Evison. Private in the Machine Gun Corps. He married Ida Parry and died in 1972 in Cheshire.
Son of John and Julia Evison. Born in 1887. In 1891 he was living in Stanton Lacy Parish. His father was a wheelwright. He died in Monmouth and is buried at Stanton Lacy. Brother of Ernest and Albert.
Donald Edward Easthope
Donald was born at Caynham but by 1901 he was living at Upper Hayton. His father was a general labourer.
Born in 1894. In 1911 he was living in Stanton Lacy with his parents and working on a farm.
William Richard Hall
Born in1888. He lived at Upper Hayton son of William (farmer) and Mary
David Charles Jones
Born in 1886 to John (labourer) and Emma. In 1911 he was living at The Poles as an Estate Labourer.
Born in 1891 to Thomas(farmer) and Margaret. In 1911 he was helping on a farm.
Charles Ernest Tipton
Born in 1879 to William (Agricultural Labourer) and Beatrice. In 1901 they were living at 8 The Hope. He was a Corporal in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and also in the Shropshire Light Infantry and died in Nottingham of wounds on 10th June 1918. He is buried in a war grave at St Peter’s Stanton Lacy.
Born in 1886 in Ludlow but in 1891 living at Old Field. His parents were Thomas (Mason’s Labourer) and Louisa.
Phillip Henry Jones
Born in 1871, son of Richard and Elizabeth Jones of Haytons Bent. Enrolled in the Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 11th April 1917 aged 46. Buried in Military Grave at St Peter’s, Stanton Lacy.