The War Memorial on the south side of the nave at St Barnabas is inscribed with the names of the fourteen Ranmore men who “went forth from this parish at the call of duty and fell in the Great War 1914-1918”.
The bronze plaque was erected in 1922 after a Diocesan faculty was granted through the petition of the Rector and churchwardens. Many war memorials were financed by local public subscription or by families (probably the latter for the plaque to Frederick Buckland erected earlier on the north wall of the nave). However, the Church appears to have funded the combined Ranmore War Memorial at a cost of £30 (nearly £1500 in today’s money).
NAMES ON THE WAR MEMORIAL
Private G/50462, 20th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
Died of wounds 24th January 1917, France, aged 39
Private 15253, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action 3rd July 1915, Gallipoli aged 24
Private G/6018, 7th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Killed in action 18th November 1916, the Somme, aged 36
Private G/1175, A Coy, 7th Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Killed in action 1st July 1916, the Somme, aged 24
Private, 42990, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment
Killed in action 26th April 1918, France, aged 18
ALICK GEORGE CUBITT
Lieutenant, 15th (The King’s) Hussars, Household Cavalry
Killed in action 24th November 1917, France, aged 23
HENRY ARCHIBALD CUBITT
Captain, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards
Killed in action 15th September 1916, the Somme, aged 24
WILLIAM HUGH CUBITT
Lieutenant, 1st (Royal) Dragoons, Household Cavalry
Died of wounds 24th March 1918, France, aged 21
Private G/36825, 2nd/20th London Regiment, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Died 4th November 1918, France, aged 24
Private 61055, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Died of wounds 27th April 1017, France, aged 32
Private 15252, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action 6th August 1915, Gallipoli, aged 22
Private 15254, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action 6th August 1915, Gallipoli, aged 19
The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Three possible men, one a Lance-Corporal, the other two Privates.
Killed in action 1st October 1915 or 31st October 1915, France or Flanders
Serjeant, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Killed in action 29th July 1918, France, aged 24
THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD.
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM