John Henry Becher

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Reference WMO265434

Address:

Southwell Minster

Church Street

Southwell, Notts

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Unknown cross
Materials:
  • Metal Silver
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: SILVER CROSS AND CANDLESTICKS WITH ENAMELLING. INSCRIPTION ON THE CROSS SHIELDS OF ST MATTHEW, ST MARK, ST LUKE AND ST JOHN AT INTERSECTION OF THE CROSS. CROSS SUPORTED BY SIX SIDED KNOP ENCLOSING PANELS DEPICTING THE LIFE OF CHRIST. ENAMELLED HERALDIC SHIELDS ON THE HEXAGONAL STEM. THEY REPRESENT THE EMBLEM OF THE PELICAN, THE ARMS OF YORK, THE ARMS OF SOUTHWELL, THE RAF CREST, THE ARMS OF THE PROVINCE OF CANTERBURY AND THE LILY EMBLEM OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
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IN THANKSGIVING TO GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN HENRY BECHER, SQUADRON LEADER R.A.F. WHO WAS KILLED AT ADEN, AUGUST 19TH 1940 AGED 27

JOHN HENRY BECHER (Son of Major JP Becher who died in WW1)

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