Photo: Norman Thorpe
Wysall is a handsome village surrounded by good farming land at the edge of the Wolds. It has a mediaeval parish church, Holy Trinity, with a thirteenth century tower and spire.
Twelve men from Wysall served in the Great War, and they all came home again. To celebrate their safe return, a clock was installed in the church tower, with a dedicatory brass plaque just inside the south door. This plaque has a Roll of Honour naming the twelve men:-
Wysall Holy Trinith Church
This church clock was donated by
J. Baldock, E. Bryans, J. W. Derrick
Thanks Be to God
In addition, each of the men was presented with a silver ink-stand engraved with his name and the words " With gratitude from Wysall for answering Duty's call in the Great War"
Near the brass plaque there is also a stone tablet which says
IN LOVING MEMORY OF SGT PILOT JAMES ROBERT ELDING RAFVR DIED
ON ACTIVE SERVICE FEBRUARY 9th 1943 AGE 21 YEARS
So Wysall was not a Thankful village in the Second World War.
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