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The Church of St Mary the Virgin – Chedzoy, Somerset

The village of Chedzoy lost 10 men in the First World War. One of them is commemorated at the Menin Gate as his grave is unknown. Another man is buried in the churchyard – he died of his wounds after the war ended.

Relatives of some of those who died still live in Chedzoy and the 10 silhouettes in the Church of St Mary the Virgin represent their ancestors.

The village vicar served in the Army and they also have ex-service personnel and ex-TA members in the Parish who they will be honouring as part of their memorial and they have established a Village History Group, which currently has 27 members. Their focus this year is on preserving their local history as both World Wars are slipping beyond living memory.

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