Saturday 6 July 2013

War memorial in St Peter's Church, by Coughton Court, Alcester

A short walk from Coughton Court in Alcester is the church of St Peter's. Inside is a wall plaque with the names and information of the men who died in the First World War. This grade1 listed building might be missed on a trip to the house but well worth taking time out to view. The war memorial plaque is easy to read (thank goodness) being in white with black wording. So my older eyes were able to transcribe this one without much difficulty.

Underneath the black cross is the wording:

To the glory of God and in memory of those who went forth from this parish and fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918.

Lieut Col Throckmorton, Royal Welch Fusiliers, April 9th 1916, Sanna Y Yat.
Major C E C Eagles DSO, Royal Marine Light Infantry, April 23rd 1918, Zeebrugge.
Sec Liet Percival A Chambers, Royal Warwickshire Regt, April 26th 1916, Mesopotamia.
L/Cpl F Mason MM, Royal Warwickshire Regt, August 9th 1917, France.
Frank Ainge, Gloucestershire Regt, Dec 2nd 1917, France.
Charles Baylis, Royal Garrison Artillery, Dec 1916, France.
Dennis Bolt, Worcestershire Regt, March 4th 1917, France.
Ernest Ford, Labour Brigade, August 8th 1917, France.
Leslie Horton, Worcestershire Regt, Oct 20th 1916, France.
Edward P Johnson, Worcestershire Regt, Dec 1st 1917, France.
John Parker, Royal Warwickshire Regt, July 10th 1917, Mesopotamia.
Arthur Perks, Royal West Kent Regt, Sept 24th 1918, France.
Frederick Pinfold, Dorsetshire Regt, Oct 2nd 1916.
W Harry Smith, Royal Warwickshire Regt, July 30th 1916, France.
Arthur Wheeler, Post Office Rifles, Dec 1916, France.

Information about St Peter's Church Alcester and Coughton Court.

Lieutenant Corporal Richard Courtney Brabazon Throckmorton was just 49 (born 1866) when he died. Already a veteran of the Boer War and heir to the Coughton Estate.

Arthur John Wheeler was 26 when he died in France. Previously a rural postman living in River Cottage, Alcester, Warwickshire in 1911.He was in the 8th City Of London Battalion, Post Office Rifles. Interestingly other resources says that he died on the 7th October 1916.

More memorials to come in and around Solihull and Birmingham. 

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