According to Wikipedia Thankful villages are settlements in both England and Wales from which all their members of the armed forces survived World War 1.
Little Sodbury is one of them – in fact one of 53 parishes. The phrase was originally coined by writer Arthur Mee. Little Sodbury is “Doubly Thankful” as all the men who fought in World War II also returned safely.
Here brothers Tony (left)and Roy Gowan (right) with the plaque and the Rolls of Honour which include their Grandfather, William Gowan, who served in WWI and Uncle, William Gowan, who returned safely from WWII