Changes to Memorial Wording

It is my supposition that the wording on the Saltwood memorial was changed following the Second World War.

The original wording, following the Great War (1914 - 1919) would have read

 

'TO THE GLORY OF GOD

AND IN THANKSGIVING

FOR VICTORY

IN THE GREAT WAR

1914 - 1919'

 

It is likely that following the Second World War, the dates 1939 - 1945 were added at the bottom and an 'S' was added to 'IN THE GREAT WAR' as that wording is no longer centred and the Second World War is not normally referred to as a 'Great War'