Earl of Feversham, Battlefield Memorial Cross

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Reference WMO253988

Address:

St Mary's Church,

Rievaulx Bank,

Rievaulx

Helmsley

YO62 5LB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Shrine
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Limestone
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The memorial is a shrine built of stone, timber and tile located at the west end of the church. The shrine contains the Battlefield Cross erected in France for the Earl. This cross was made from the timbers of a blitzed farmhouse near where the Earl was killed. There is a bronze plaque with the dedication attached to the stone wall at the back of the shrine.
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To the Memory of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles William Reginald Duncombe 2nd Earl of Feversham 21st Kings Royal Rifles born 8th May 1879 killed in action at the Battle of the Somme 15th September 1916

Charles William Reginald Duncombe

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