On Remembrance Sunday and always: we will remember them 

Lymington's War Memorial Cross was unveiled in 1921 and stands prominantly at the top of the High Street.

Lymington War Memorial Postcard 1923 600x400

The two World Wars had their impact on Lymington. As elsewhere, many Lymington men were enthused with patriotic fervour when the call to arms came in 1914.

Lymington men fought in all theatres of the war and 84 gave their lives for their country. Their names are inscribed on the war memorial cross which stands outside St Thomas Church.

Here we look at Lymington's Memorial Cross. We will also remember all those who came from other local parishes who gave their lives.

Lymington's Memorial Cross

1920s postcard High Street and War Memorial LYMINGTON

Lymington's war memorial is a stone wheel cross with celtic style carvings along head and shaft, on a tapered stone base. Bronze plaques on the base are inscribed with the names of the men who gave their lives in the First World War. The cross was unveiled by the Rev Charles Bostock on Easter Sunday, 27 March 1921, before a gathering of several hundred people including the Mayor EAG Stone and members of the Town Council. 

Inscribed on the cross are the words 'To the glory of God and in grateful memory of the men of this borough who fell in the Great War 1914-1918'.

We will remember them in Lymington - inscription on war memorial WW1

Second World War Memorial

73 men of Lymington gave their lives for their country in the Second World War (1939-1945). In 1990 the names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the War Memorial Cross. 

An inscription now reads 'To the memory of those of this borough who gave their lives during the 1939-1945 war.'

Lymington WW2 memorial

An additional inscription now also commemorates the life of SB Wilson who died during the Bosnian conflict in 1997.

Find out here full details of the Remembrance Sunday parade in Lymington on Sunday 10 November 2019.

Sources:

Lymington: A History and Celebration - Jude James

Imperial War Museum