Upper Hopton Parish Church War Memorial

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  • St John's Church Upper Hopton situated in the centre of the village on Hopton Hall Lane where members of the Church are remembered who made the ultimate sacrifice losing their lives in two World Wars.
  • The period commemorated is 1914 – 1918 and 1939 – 1945

    Description – there are two large wooden plaques inside the main entrance to the Church detailing both World War 1 and World War 2


Location by map

The marker Google marker represents the location of the war memorial in Upper Hopton Parish Church.


The inscription reads:-:

In Grateful affection
and honoured memory
of the Men from this
Parish who gave their
lives for us in the
Great War

1914 – 1918
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Give to them a place and
a station in Thy Kingdom

Sanctify these

for thou
knowest all

Names and plaques

1914 - 1918
World War 1 plaque

  • B Cassell
  • H Dransfield
  • G E Dyson
  • A Fearnley
  • R Hole
  • R L Oates
  • J Oldroyd
  • P Sheard
  • W Sykes
  • A Tennison
  • D Whitfield
  • L. Appleyard
  • H. Castle
  • J. Castle
  • H. Cole
  • A. Fisher
  • A. Loader
  • W. Mann
  • E. Oates
  • W. Sykes
  • J. R. Taylor
  • A. N. Wheatley

1939 - 1945
World War 2 plaque

  • Daniel Lee
  • Kenneth Crothers
  • Basil Crothers
  • Clifford Wilson
  • James Steele
  • Inman Hill
  • Merlyn Newton
  • Eric Atkinson
  • Douglas Wensley
  • John Mayfield

There are also three War Graves in the burial Grounds to the rear of the Church and include the following details

  • Private W. Sykes
  • Private J.W. Mayfield
  • D.S. Lee