War Memorial

The War Memorial, which was awarded Grade II Listed Status in 2015, commemorates the lives of 12 men who died in World War I and 1 who died in World War II. There is also a Commonwealth War Grave in the Village Cemetery for William James Vickery, who was killed in World War II.
Click on each person’s name to find out more about them or see ‘Fivehead’s Military Men’.
(With grateful thanks to Pip Brett for her research)

World War I

Private Henry William Miller

1885 – 22nd October 1914, 29yrs – 1st Bn, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

Private Clement Adams

1893 – 14th March 1915, 21yrs – 1st Bn, Dorsetshire Regiment

William Clement Louch

5th August 188431st May 1916, 31yrs – HMS indefatigable, Royal Navy

Photo of Edward John Sawtell

Lance Corporal John Sawtell

28th March 1893 – 14th June 1916, 23yrs – 8th Bn, Canadian Light Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Lieutenant  Harold Linklater Colville

8th May 1894 – 6th July 1916, 22yrs – 1st Bn, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry)

Corporal Alfred Miller

1891 – 14th November 1916, 25yrs – 8th Bn, Somerset Light Infantry

Private William Salway

1898 – 5th October 1917, 19yrs – 1st Bn, Somerset Light Infantry

2nd Air Mechanic Reginald Meade

1896 – 30th December 1917, 21yrs – Royal Flying Corps

Driver Ernest Adams

1875 – 5th January 1918, 42yrs – Horse Transport, Army Service Corps

Private Joseph Henry Amor

1898 – 11th May 1918, 19yrs – 2/6th Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Lance Corporal Francis Charles Male

1884 – 26th May 1918, 33yrs – 10th Bn, Tank Corps & Welch Regiment

Lance Bombardier George Chorley

1879 – 27th May 1918, 38yrs – 8th Div. Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery

World War II

Sergeant Air Gunner Kenneth Merritt

1925 – 31st December 1944, 18yrs – 150 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Driver William James Vickery

1915 – 16th March 1941, 25yrs – Royal Army Service Corps

‘Lest we Forget’