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County War Memorials

How was your town or village affected?

Memorials in towns and villages tell us what people felt at the time.

There are about 100 free-standing war memorials in the county and scores of other plaques, gates, panels and other kinds.  190 churches in the county have memorials, some have several.

Where a church and a war memorial are shown on the list below, the memorial is in addition to anything in the church. The list is incomplete - do tell us what is missing.

You can find more information on the UK National Inventory of War Memorials and there are photographs of many of the memorials on www.oxfordshirewarmemorials.co.uk (both open in new pages).

Aston Rowant   St Peter & St Paul Church
Aston Tirrold   With Aston Upthorpe
Aston Upthorpe War memorial
Abingdon Town  War memorial
Abingdon School Several memorials
Abingdon, Edward Brooks Barracks War memorial, Oxf & Bucks Light Infy, South Africa
Adderbury   St Mary's Church
Adwell   None recorded
Albury St Helen's Church
Alvescot   St Peter's Church, Memorial Cross
Ambrosden   St Mary the Virgin's Church
Appleford   None recorded
Appleton-with-Eaton   St Michaels and All Angels Church
Ardley   St Mary's Church
Arncott   In Ambrosden Church
Ascott-under-Wychwood   Holy Trinity Church gates, Recreation Ground Tablet
Ashbury   War memorial
Asthall   St Nicholas Church
Aston Rowant   St Peter and St Pauls Church, War Memorial
Aston War memorial, St James Church
Baldons   St Lawrence's Church, St Peter's Church
Bampton   St Mary's Church, War Memorial
Banbury Town  St Mary's Church
Barford St. John and St. Michael   St Michael and St John
Baulking   St Nicholas Church
Beckley and Stowood   Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Begbroke   None recorded
Benson   War memorial
Berinsfield   None recorded
Berrick Salome   St Helen's Church
Besselsleigh   St Lawrence's Church
Bicester Town  St Edburg's Church, Bicester Post Office
Bix and Assendon   St James Church
Blackbird Leys   None recorded
Black Bourton War memorial, St Mary the Virgin Church
Bladon   War memorial
Blenheim   None recorded
Bletchingdon   St Giles Church
Blewbury   St Michaels Church, War Memorial, Methodist Chapel
Bodicote   St John the Baptist Church
Bourton (Faringdon)   None recorded
Bourtons (Banbury)   See Great Bourton
Botley Cemetery Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery
Brightwell Baldwin   St Bartholomew Cross
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell   War memorial, St Agathas Church
Britwell Salome   None recorded
Brize Norton   War memorial
Broadwell   St Peter and St Pauls Church, War Memorial
Broughton   St Mary the Virgin Church
Broughton  Poggs War memorial, St Peter's Church
Bruern   None recorded
Buckland   St Mary the Virgin Church, Memorial Hall
Bucknell   St Peters Church
Burford Town  St John the Baptist Church, Burford Priory, War Memorial
Carterton Town  War memorial
Cassington   St Peters Church, War Memorial
Caversfield   St Laurence Church
Caulcot, Lower Heyford St Marys Church
Chadlington   None recorded
Chalgrove   War memorial
Charlbury Town  St Mary the Virgin Church
Charlton-on-Otmoor   Holy Trinity Church, War Memorial, Gates
Charney Bassett   St Peters Church, War Memorial
Chastleton   St Mary the Virgin Church
Chesterton   St Mary the Virgin Church, Gates
Childrey   St Marys Church, War Memorial
Chilson   With Shorthampton
Chilton   All Saints Church
Chimney None recorded
Chinnor   War memorial
Chipping Norton Town  War memorial, Memorial plaque
Cholsey   St Marys Church, War Memorial
Churchill and Sarsden   War memorial
Clanfield   War memorial, Village Hall
Claydon with Clattercot   War memorial
Clifton Hampden   St Michael and All Angels, Village Hall
Cogges War memorial
Coleshill   Several memorials on trees in grounds of Coleshill House
Combe   St Laurence Church, War Memorial
Compton Beauchamp   St Swithins Church
Cornbury and Wychwood   None recorded
Cornwell   St Peters Church
Cote None recorded
Cothill See Dry Sandford
Cottisford   St Mary the Virgin Church
Crawley   War memorial
Cropredy   St Mary the Virgin Church, War Memorial
Crowmarsh   St Mary Magdelene Church
Cuddesdon and Denton   All Saints Church
Culham   St Pauls Church
Cumnor   St Michaels Church, War Memorial
Curbridge None recorded
Cuxham Holy Rood Church
Deddington   St Peter and St Pauls Church
Denchworth   St James Church, Fox Public House
Didcot Town  All Saints Church, Garden of Remembrance, St Peter's Church
Dorchester   War memorial
Drayton (Abingdon)   St Peters Church, Lych Gate
Drayton (Banbury)   St Peters Church
Drayton St. Leonard   War memorial
Ducklington   War memorial
Duns Tew   None recorded
Dry Sandford St Helen's Church, War Memorial
Easington None recorded
East Challow   St Nicholas Church, Lych Gate
East Hagbourne   War memorial, St Andrews Church
East Hanney   Memorial Hall
East Hendred War memorial, St Marys RC Church
Eaton Hastings   St Michael and All Angels Church, War Memorial
Elsfield   St Thomas of Canterbury Church
Enstone   St Kenelm Church
Epwell   St Annes Church
Ewelme   St Marys Church, Wayside Shrine
Eye & Dunsden with Binfield   All Saints Church
Eynsham   War memorial
Faringdon Old Town Hall
Fawler   See Finstock
Fencott None recorded
Fernham   St Johns Church
Fifield   War memorial
Filkins St Peters Church, War Memorial
Finmere   St Michaels Church, War Memorial
Finstock   War memorial next to Plough Inn
Forest Hill with Shotover   Parish Church, War Memorial
Freeland   War memorial
Frilford   See Marcham
Fringford   War memorial, St Michael and All Angels
Fritwell   St Olavs Church
Fulbrook   None recorded
Garford   St Lukes Church, Wayside Shrine
Garsington   War memorial, St Marys Church
Glympton   War memorial, St Marys Church
Godington   None recorded
Goosey   All Saints Church
Goring Heath   None recorded
Goring   St Thomas of Canterbury Church, War Memorial
Gosford None recorded
Grafton and Radcot   None recorded
Great Bourton All Saints Church
Great Coxwell   War memorial
Great Haseley   War memorial
Great Milton   War memorial, St Marys Church
Great Tew   St Michael and All Angels Church
Grove   St John the Baptist Church, Memorial Gates
Hailey   None recorded
Hampton Gay and Poyle   St Marys Church
Hanborough   St Peter and St Pauls Church, War Memorial
Hanwell   St Peters Church
Hardwick with Tusmore   None recorded
Hardwick None recorded
Harpsden   St Margarets Church
Hatford   St Georges Church
Henley-on-Thames Town  Town Hall, St Mary the Virgin Church, Leander, NatWest, Chantry House
Henton  Main Road, Henton, South Oxfordshire
Hethe   War memorial
Heythrop   None recorded
Highmoor   St Pauls Church
Hinton Waldrist   St Margarets Church
Holton   St Bartholomews Church
Holwell   None recorded
Hook Norton   St Peters Church
Horley   None recorded
Hornton   St John the Baptist Church
Horspath   St Giles Church
Horton-cum-Studley   St Barnabas Church
Idbury   None recorded
Ipsden   St Marys Church, War Memorial
Islip   St Nicholas Church, War Memorial
Kelmscott   None recorded
Kencot   War memorial
Kennington   War memorial, Memorial Field
Kiddington with Asterleigh   St Nicholas Church
Kidlington   St Mary the Virgin Church
Kidmore End   St John the Baptist Church, Memorial Hall
Kingham   St Andrews Church, Kingham Hill School Chapel, Private Home
Kingston Bagpuize Memorial Crescent
Kingston Lisle   War memorial
Kirtlington   St Mary the Virgin Church, War Memorial
Langford   War memorial
Launton   War memorial
Leafield   St Michael and All Angels Church, Gate
Letcombe Bassett   St Michael and All Angels Church
Letcombe Regis St Andrews Church
Lew Holy Trinity Church
Little Coxwell St Marys Church
Little Faringdon St Margaret of England
Little Milton St James Church
Little Tew St John the Evangelist Church
Little Wittenham War memorial
Longcot   St Mary the Virgin Church
Long Wittenham War memorial, St Marys Church
Longworth   St Marys Church
Lower Heyford   St Marys Church
Lyford   War memorial, at Charney Bassett
Lyneham   None recorded
Mapledurham   St Margarets Church
Marcham   All Saints Church, War Memorial
Merton   St Swithins Church
Middle Aston   None recorded
Middle Barton See Steeple Barton
Middleton Stoney   All Saints Church
Milcombe   St Laurence Church
Milton (Abingdon)   St Blaises Church
Milton (Banbury)   None recorded
Milton-under-Wychwood   St Simon and St Jude Church
Minster Lovell   War memorial
Mixbury   All Saints Church
Mollington   All Saints Church
Moreton War memorial
Moulsford   St John the Baptist Church
Murcott Methodist Chapel
Nether Worton St James Church
Nettlebed   St Bartholomews Church, Lych Gate
New Hinksey St John the Evangelist Church
New Marston War memorial
Newington   S Newington Church (St Peter ad Vincula)
Newton Purcell with Shelswell   St Michaels Church
Noke   None recorded
North Aston St Mary's Church
North Hinksey   St Lawrence's Church
North Leigh   St Marys Church, Gate, Memorial Hall
North Moreton   St Philip and St James the Apostles Church
North Stoke St Mary the Virgin Church
Northmoor   St Denys Church
Nuffield   Holy Trinity Church
Nuneham Courtenay   All Saints Church
Oddington   St Andrews Church
Old Marston   St Nicholas Church
Over Norton   None recorded
Over Worton War memorial
Oxford City War memorial St Giles
Oxford City War memorial Bonn Square
Oxford City War memorial Iffley/Church Cowley Rd
Oxford City City Hall; County Hall New Road
Oxford City Church of St James
Oxford City Christchurch Cathedral
Oxford City St Michaels School, New Marston
Oxford City Oxford School
Oxford City St Michael at the North Gate
Oxford University Most Colleges
Piddington   None recorded
Pishill with Stonor   Parish Church
Prescote   None recorded
Pyrton   Lych gate
Ramsden   War memorial, Memorial Hall
Risinghurst & Sandhills   None recorded
Rollright   St Andrews Church
Rotherfield Greys   St Nicholas Church, War Memorial
Rotherfield Peppard   All Saints Church, War Memorial
Rousham   St Leonard and St James Church
Salford   St Marys Church
Sandford St. Martin   None recorded
Sandford-on-Thames   St Andrews Church
Shellingford   St Faiths Church
Shenington with Alkerton   War memorial
Shifford None recorded
Shilton   None recorded
Shiplake   War memorial
Shippon St Mary Magdelene Church
Shipton-on-Cherwell and Thrupp   Holy Cross Church
Shipton-under-Wychwood   St Marys Church, War Memorial
Shirburn   All Saints Church
Shrivenham   St Andrews Church
Shorthampton All Saints Church
Shutford   War memorial
Sibford Ferris   See Sibford Gower
Sibford Gower   Holy Trinity Church
Somerton   St James Church
Sonning Common   None recorded
Souldern   St Marys Church
South Hinksey   None recorded
South Leigh   St James The Great
South Moreton   St John the Baptist Church
Southmoor None recorded
South Newington   None recorded
South Stoke   St Andrews Church
Sparsholt   Holy Cross Church
Spelsbury   All Saints Church
Stadhampton   St John the Baptist Church
Standlake   St Giles Church
Stanford-in-the-Vale   St Denys Church
Stanton Harcourt   St Michaels Church
Stanton St. John   St John the Baptist Church
Steeple Aston   War memorial
Steeple Barton   Clubhouse and Playing Fields
Steventon   War memorial
Stoke Lyne   St Peters Church
Stoke Row   St John the Evangelist Church
Stoke Talmage   St Mary Magdelene Church
Stonesfield   War memorial
Stratton Audley   St Mary and St Edburga Church
Sunningwell   St Leonards Church
Swalcliffe   St Peter and St Pauls Church
Swerford   War memorial
Swinbrook and Widford   St Marys Church
Swyncombe   War memorial
Sydenham   St Marys Church
Tackley   None recorded
Tadmarton   None recorded
Taynton   St John the Evangelist Church
Tetsworth   St Giles Church, War Memorial, Memorial Hall
Thame Town  St Marys Church, War Memorial
Tiddington-with-Albury   See Albury
Towersey   Memorial Hall
Uffington   St Marys Church
Upper Heyford   St Marys Church, War Memorial
Upton   Upton Methodist Church
Wallingford War memorial, Post Office Plaque, Street plaque
Wantage War memorial, St Peter and St Paul Church, Recreation ground, King Alfreds School (3)
Wardington   St Mary Magdelene Church
Watchfield   St Thomas Watchfield
Water Eaton None recorded
Waterperry with Thomley   St Mary the Virgin Church
Waterstock   St Leonards Church, War Memorial
Watlington   War memorial
Wendlebury   St Giles Church
West Challow   St Lawrence's Church
West Hagbourne   Memorial Bus Shelter
West Hanney   St James The Great Church
West Hendred   Holy Trinity Church
Westcote Barton   See Steeple Barton
Weston-on-the-Green   St Mary the Virgin Church, Gates
Wheatfield   St Andrews Church (?)
Wheatley   War memorial
Wigginton   War memorial, churchyard of St Giles Church
Witney War memorial, St Marys Church
Woodcote   War memorial, The Oratory School Chapel
Woodeaton   Holy Rood Church
Woodstock War memorial
Woolstone   All Saints Church
Woolvercote Godstow Road
Wootton (Abingdon)   St Peters Church
Wootton (Woodstock)   St Mary the Virgin Church, Playing Fields
Worton   See Over Worton
Worton (Cassington) See Cassington
Wroxton & Balscote   All Saints Church
Wytham   All Saints Church, War Memorial
Yarnton   St Bartholomews Church
Yelford No memorial