Corfield family memorial

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Reference WMO258139


St James Church

Church Lane


RG40 4LU


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other cross
Lettering: Incised
About the memorial: A stone preaching cross surmounting a stone four part plinth with a kerbstone around the larger family grave, On one side of the main plinth is the inscription to the two brothers who fell in WWI, on the other 3 sides are lines in praise of God. At the foot of the plinth is a stone relating to the death of their father (Rector of Finchampstead) and mother who are presumably buried in the plot enclosed by a kerbstone. Another stone is enclosed within that space.
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THIS PREACHING CROSS IS ERECTED in ever loving memory of EGERTON ANSON [Front] FREDERICK CORFIELD Lieut 153rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery who fell on Messines Ridge 17 June 1917 Aged 29 also of his youngest brother HUBERT VERNON ANCHITAL CORFIELD Lieut 7th East Lancashire Regiment who fell at Bataelle(?) 7 July 1916 Aged 20 [Side 1] Live on in Hope Press forth in Faith Love conquers all things even death [Back] THEY COUNTED NOT THEIR LIFE DEAR UNTO THEMSELVES Thanks be to GOD, which giveth us the Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ Be of good Cheer [Side 4] GOD is our Refuge and Strength A very present help in trouble [Stone] EGERTON CORFIELD Rector of Finchampstead 1912-1930 GOD IS LOVE and his wife GRACE CORFIELD




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