memorials

Next to the War Memorial in the small Somerset Village of Baltonsbough is a 15in   howitzer shell casing which stands on a millstone with a circular concrete base beneath. The shell carries two plaques.

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The one to the front is bronze and is inscribed:

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PRESENTED BY THE NATIONAL WAR SAVINGS COMMITTEE TO THE PEOPLE OF BALTONSBOROUGH TO COMMEMORATE THEIR NOTABLE CONTRIBUTION DURING GUN WEEK, 1918.

The second is a brass plaque which carries the following inscription: ROLL OF HONOUR/ 1914 – 1918/ IN HONOURED REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN OF/ BALTONSBOROUGH/ WHO FOUGHT IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ ROYAL NAVY/ (NAMES)/ ARMY/ (NAMES AND RANK). The names of the fallen are marked with a cross.

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