We will remember them.
The War Memorial at Sway carries this inscription
In case the picture doesn't show properly, the inscription says :-
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF SWAY WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
"SONS OF THIS PLACE, LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID,
THAT YOU WHOH LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD.
THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT YOU WHO LIVE MAY REAP
A RICHER HARVEST ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP."
The memorial carries the names of those who fell in WW1 on the main memorial, those who lost their lives in WW2 are named on the plinth, which you can see in the main picture.
I'm not sure why the date is 1914-1919, perhaps there were those who died of their wounds after the Armistice was signed and the people of the village wanted them included. It's that sort of place, even now there's a true sense of 'belonging to a community'. I'm sure there's information in this book (Sway At War 1914-1945. By Tony Blakeley, John Cockram, Nick Saunders & Richard Williams), but I haven't read it.
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