Market Lavington Museum

Market Lavington’s 1914 Roll of Honour

Rolls of Honour must have been produced for every parish. They were often hung in the parish church and perhaps their aim was to serve as a kind of ‘Roll of Dishonour’ for those men who had not volunteered.

Market lavington Museum now holds the document listing the volunteers and professional soldiers for the parish. It lists many common surnames from the Lavington area.

Roll of Honour for Market lavington in 1914. The original, something like A2 in size, is at Market Lavington Museum

Market Lavington’s young men were as keen as men elsewhere to volunteer to serve in the 1914 war. The popular view was that it would ‘all be over by Christmas’. This proved not to be the case and it was four long years before the survivors were able to think about their home life again.

Let’s take a look at the names.


And now here is the regular plea. If you are able to tell us anything about any of these men then do contact us on