Lieutenant John Harman Samler

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Reference WMO206078

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Church of St James the Great

Southstoke, Bath, Somerset

BA2 7DX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Churchyard cross in memory of Lieut. J. H. Samler, R.N., inscribed: “IN MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT JOHN HARMAN SAMLER RN | WHO WENT DOWN ON HMS QUEEN MARY | IN THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND | 31 MAY 1916 AGED 24 YEARS RIP.” Lieut. Samler was the son of the Rector of Southstoke, the Rev. W.H.S. Samler. In his “Brief Description of Southstoke,” the Rev. Samler said: “The cross is a pattern of an old Somerset Churchyard Cross. The shaft is octagonal rising from an octagonal base, and is surmounted by canopied niches, at each corner of which rise four crocketed pinnacles. Carved in high relief, on the back of the niche facing east, the Crucifixion, on that facing west the figure of St. James the Great to whom the church is dedicated.”
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IN MEMORY OF LIEUTENANT JOHN HARMAN SAMLER RN | WHO WENT DOWN ON HMS QUEEN MARY | IN THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND | 31 MAY 1916 AGED 24 YEARS RIP

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