CEN­TRAL DORSET

Dorset - - Dorset Remembers -

In the first six months of World War One, this ru­ral com­mu­nity was named ‘The bravest vil­lage in Eng­land’ and recog­nised by the King for send­ing the high­est pro­por­tion of its men to fight. In­side the Church of the Holy Rood, 24 names are beau­ti­fully writ­ten on the gold-framed

Roll of Hon­our, stat­ing where and when each man died. The me­mo­rial win­dow in the west wall of the tower was de­signed by Mary Lown­des (1857–1929) and made by Lown­des & Drury of Lon­don.

SHILLING­STONE ‘Shilling­stone was named ‘The bravest vil­lage in Eng­land’

for send­ing the high­est pro­por­tion of its men to fight’

Roll of hon­our at Shilling­stone

The me­mo­rial at Broad­stone

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