The war memorial records the names of 41 local people. Of these 33 were killed during the Great War “To the Glory of God and in loving and grateful memory of those who from this parish gave their lives so nobly for King and country and home in the Great War 1914 – 1919” and 8 were killed during the Second World War, 1939 – 1945 They are remembered each Armistice Day.
Names on the War Memorial are being used for road names on new developments within Steventon.
The War Memorial is maintained by Steventon Parish Council.
Pdf folders, Front Page, 1914-1918, Memorial Bedwell, Memorial Belcher to Dewe,Memorial Denton, Ellaway to Hutchins, Memorial James to Woodley and 1939 45, give details of those named on Steventon war memorial it was prepared by John Roberts and his son Steve Roberts.
John was brought up in Drayton for 16 years, he now lives in Portsmouth with his wife Jean. John and Steve researched the Drayton Memorial a few years ago, with copies located in the Church and Wheatsheaf Pub.
If anyone has further information on names they could not definitely identify then please contact John by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve at: Steve.Roberts33@ntlworld.com, so that they can update the research. If anyone needs more information on a name they may be able to assist. John has also undertaken initial research on other local villages: Harwell, West Hanney, Hagbourne, Cholsey and Grove