The re-dedication service for the war memorial was held on Sunday 24th June. The service was to honour the 17 Eccleshall men who lost their lives in the Great War, and whose names had just been added to the War Memorial.

The Service involved the Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson, CBE KStJ and the Bishop of Stafford, the Rt Revd Geoff Annas.

Also in attendance was the High Sheriff Pippa Gee DL, and other dignitaries who were kind enough to take the time to attend the service to honour those who lost their lives in the Great War.

Descendants of those added to the memorial were invited to lay wreaths.

The service was the culmination of a number of years of hard work to research the histories of local men and women who were involved in the Great War.

The project was funded by donations from a number of local groups and individuals, and special thanks go to the following:

Holy Trinity Church

County Councillor Jeremy Pert
(Staffordshire Local Community Fund)

Eccleshall Parish Council

Royal British Legion

Creative Copy ‘n’ Colour Ltd

Bentons Memorials Ltd

Organisations within Eccleshall
Eccleshall Community Cinema Eccleshall Historical Society
Eccleshall Show Society Eccleshall Wives
Eccleshall Women’s Institute Ecclian Society
Trinity Men’s Fellowship

Residents of Eccleshall and local area
Derek Aldred David Brass
Jan Baker Gordon Davies
David Milner Christopher Reynolds
David Sandham Christine Satongar
Lester Stuart

Relatives of The Fallen and Those who Served
Helen Cromarty Angela Dunkerley
Patricia Flanagan David Hitchens
Duncan Honeybourne Rod Mossop

Plus Donors who wish to remain anonymous

The Research Team
Dennis Joyner
Julia French
Marg Ward