Lieut. Robert H. W. Cobbold, Rifle Bde, & Lieut. Edgar F. W. Cobbold, Cheshire Regt & RFC

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Reference WMO265467

Address:

All Saints Church

Church Lane

Hitcham (Suffolk)

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Unknown Unknown
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Within the church, on the front right-hand wall facing the congregation, on the opposite side to the pulpit. A memorial board/tablet possibly lime-washed timber, or stone (limestone?) carved in relief. Within a wreath of oak leaves (left) and palm leaves (right), and surmounted by the badge of the Rifle Brigade, a commemoration to Lieutenant Robert Henry Wanklyn Cobbold, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade, killed in action on 9 September, 1915, and, below an emblem of Royal Flying Corps wings, Edgar Francis Wanklyn Cobbold, Cheshire Regiment and Royal Flying Corps, killed in action on 12 January, 1916.
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In loving memory of/ Robert Henry Wanklyn Cobbold./ St. John's College, Cambridge./ Lieut. 2nd. Battn. The Rifle Brigade./ Killed in action Sep. 9 1915./ Resting at Fleurbaix. Aged 20 years./ "Blessed are the pure in heart."/ "Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."/ Edgar Francis Wanklyn Cobbold./ 7th Battn. Cheshire Regt./ And the Royal Flying Corps./ Fell January 12, 1916. Resting at/ Harbourdin. Aged 20 years.

Robert Henry Wanklyn Cobbold. Edgar Francis Wanklyn Cobbold.

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