Cirencester Company Church Lads Brigade

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Reference WMO263469

Address:

St John the Baptist Church

Market Place

Cirencester

GL7 2PE

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Carved oak board fastened to wall with two oak battens. The top is surmounted by a carved cresting; in the left corner are the insignia of the Church Lads Brigade; in the right corner is the badge of the King's Royal Rifle Corps. The memorial is divided into two halves. The inscription on the top half is raised and on the lower half incised. The two halves are divided by a batten. The whole memorial is surrounded by a plain raised border decorated intermittently with a variety of flowers and fruit. On the top of the frame are the words "ROLL OF HONOUR" carved and gilded. The commemoration of the top half of the panel is raised and the names of the fallen on the bottom half are incised with white infill. This half is divided by a vertical strip of wood. The carving through out is in gothic script. Badges of Church Lads Brigade and KRRC.
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ROLL OF HONOUR / IN MEMORY OF THE OLD MEMBERS / OF THE CIRENCESTER COMPANY / CHURCH LADS BRIGADE K. R. R. C. CADETS / WHO WERE KILLED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 / "THEY DIED THE NOBLEST DEATH A MAN MAY (..) / FIGHTING FOR GOD AND RIGHT AND LIBERTY / AND SUCH A DEATH IS IMMORTALITY" / (NAMES)

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