St Matthew's Church Clock


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Reference WMO256387

Address:

Village Cross

Coldridge

EX17 6AX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Other
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The clock in the church tower, dedicated on 27 November 1919, has a double dial, one facing south and the other west, each dial having a diameter of 6ft. The brass tablet, placed inside the church, has the following inscription:
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1919/ PEACE MEMORIAL/ THE CLOCK IN THE TOWER WAS ERECTED BY/ THE PRESENT & FORMER PARISHIONERS OF COLDRIDGE/ TO COMMEMORATE THOSE WHO COUNTING NOT THEIR/ LIVES DEAR UNTO THEM DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)

Private George Parker, 11th Devons Corporal Herbert Richards 3rd Devons Private Sam Sloman (Phillips), Australian Imperial Force Stoker John Vernon, HMS Indefatigable Private Ernest George Waldron, 5th Dorsets Private John Kelland Webber, 3rd Devons Four of these men were members of the church band of ringers.

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