Re: Second War Memorial
Posted By: Peter Richards
Date: 14 Sep 2008 at 13:12
> It is being suggested that Ongar needs a second War Memorial. Why?
> The Ongar War Memorial Hospital was built by public subscription to
> be a living memorial to the dead of The Great War. The list of names on
> the Roll of Honour in the Hospital also includes those who gave their
> lives in the Second World War.
> For over 70 years Ongar has had a fitting and special War memorial to
> honour it's dead.
> It would be a sacriledge to replace this with a new stone monument.
I respond to this and state that there are 313 names of men of the Ongar & District who perished in Worls War 1 only. There are no names of WWII casualties on the Hospital Roll of Honour they are only in St Martins Church, Ongar