All Saints Church WW1 Memorial Plaques

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Reference WMO/263498

Address:

All Saints Church

Norreys Avenue

Wokingham

RG40 1UE

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:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
About the memorial: Marble plaque to Company Sergeant Major Alfred Thomas Jeffcock, DCM, 11th Battalion the Rifle Brigade. Killed in action on the Somme, France on 25 Mar 1918 (23 Mar 1918 on CWGC website). Brass Plaque memorial to Lieutenent Frederic de Vere Bruce Allfrey, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. Only son of Frederic and Maud de Vere Allfrey, of Ashridgewood, Wokingham, Berks. Educated at Wellington College, Berkshire 1905-1909 and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst 1910. Commissioned on 15 Feb 1911 and joined his Regiment in Canterbury, Kent. Promoted to Lieutenant in Jan 1913. He deployed with his Regiment to France at the start of WW1 and was killed in action in the battle of Montcel, at Frétoy aged 22 years; the last charge on horseback of British cavalry in the war. It was reported that he was shot by a wounded German after he had dismounted to extract a lance from a wounded comrade’s leg. He was buried in Frétoy Communal Cemetery at Seine-et-Marne.
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In honoured memory of Coy Sergeant Major Alfred Thomas Jeffcock, DCM, B Coy 11th Batt Rifle Brigade.Born Mar 17th 1897. Killed in action near Amiens March 25th 1918. In loving memory of Frederic de Vere Bruce Allfrey, Lieutenant 9th Lancers, only son of Frederick Vere and Maud Hamilton Allfrey. Killed in action 7th Sept 1914 at Fretoy, near Provins, France aged 22.

Alfred T Jeffcock Frederic de Vere Bruce Allfrey

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