At the outbreak of war the whole parish was in the ownership of the Drakes family of Stainton Hall.
The majority of the seven men whose names are shown here were employees on the land.
It was Joseph Harold Drakes who had the memorial built in 1928. The metal cradle on the top originally held a lantern.
The text reads as follows:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ CHARLES ADDISON
FRED CARROTT/ JOHN WILLIAM FOGG/ GEORGE HENRY HODSON/
CHARLES JOHNSON/ ISAAC KILLICK/ REUBEN NEAVE/ "HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH/ HE WERE DEAD YET SHALL HE LIVE"
Jean Howard, 12 March 2022