This Book commemorates the
Men of Terling & Fairstead
who, at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger, and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom.
Let those that come after see to it that their names are not forgotten
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This book was created at the request of Terling & Fairstead Parish Council to honour those men of the villages of Terling and Fairstead that did not return from war. It is not intended to glorify war, but to reflect upon the loss of these men to their families and friends, and to give thanks for their lives.
Many of these men came from families which still live within the area, their sadly short life stories still remembered with love by close relatives. The stories of others are now less clear but the effect of their loss no less important to their families. The effect the loss of so many young men must have had to a small area such as ours, let alone to families such as the Does, Palmers, Cuthberts, Wagers, Russells, Richardsons, Smiths, Brocks, Aves and Wagers, who lost so many family members, cannot be imagined today.
It is hoped that families and friends will share their documents, memories and reflections to help the book grow to show further details of the lives of these men, to ensure they continue to be known to future generations.
Information included to date has come from a variety of web based sites, predominantly the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Ancestry.com, together with personal information from relatives. Any mistakes or omissions by me in the compilation of these records are regretted and will be corrected upon advice.