There were five war memorials in Upton:

Village Memorial

The names of those killed in the First World War were engraved on a granite Celtic Cross placed in front of the Victory Halll. In 1947 a plinth was added bearing the names of those who fell in the second world war.

 When the Victory Hall was demolished, the memorial was moved to its present location in front of the library.

On Remembrance Sunday each year, the Upton Branch of the Royal British Legion, a contingent from the Royal Engineers, and other local organisations march from the village to the war memorial for the two minutes silence and the laying of wreaths. In the past, buglers from the Boys Brigade sounded the last post from the roof of the library.

 

Royal British Legion

A brass plaque with the names of the dead of both World Wars was mounted in the Legion Hall in Salacre Lane. When the hall was demolished, the plaque was moved to the foyer of the library.

The British Legion Memorial has one more name listed for the Second World War than the Village Memorial.

 

The United Reformed Church

In 1946 a memorial plaque was placed on the wall of the Presbyterian Church (later the United Reformed Church) bearing the names of the four members of the Church who died in the two World Wars. A sad coincidence is that none of the men named has a known grave.

 

St Mary's Church

Following the end of the First World War, a marble plaque was placed on the wall of St Mary's Church bearing the names of all the men of Upton who died in the First World War.

 

St Joseph's Church

Following the end of the First World War a brass plaque was placed on the wall of the mission chapel listing the name of every boy in the parish who had laid down his life.

Unfortunately, the plaque went missing when the church moved from the Mission Chapel in the Convent to the present Church Building.

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