Duke Street Baptist Church WW1

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Duke Street Baptist Church

Duke Street




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Status: Unknown
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Unknown
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: A large brass plate with a smaller plate below, both on a six-foot high oak mount, with segmental moulding above to harmonize with the pre-existing window arches then on either side. Dedicated 23rd January 1921. The larger plate commemorated those who fell in the Great War. The smaller plate commemorated the gift of £300 from Mr C.F. Dafforne, to pay the mortage on the church building in memory of those Sunday School boys who fell.
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[larger plate] In loving and ever grateful memory of members of this Church and congregation and former scholars of the Sunday School who laid down their lives during the Great War of 1914-1918. Harry J. Atter, London Scottish. Alfred H. Chapman, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Eric W. Clark, 1st Grenadier Guards. Percy W. Hatton, 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers. J. Victor Hobbs, 171 Labour Battalion. James S. Hobbs, 10th Canadian Infantry. Frederick W. N. Hosking, 7th East Surrey. Frederick T. Jones, Royal Field Art. John D. Lane, 13th London. Campbell B. Rose, 7th Northampton. George F. Veale, 7th East Surrey. [smaller plate below] Mr. C. F. Dafforne (Died March 22nd, 1918), Superintendent of the Sunday School from 1885 to 1904, gave the amount necessary for the extinction of the mortgage upon the church building as a memorial to the boys of the school fallen in the war.

Harry J. Atter, Alfred H. Chapman, Eric W. Clark, Percy W. Hatton, J. Victor Hobbs, James S. Hobbs, Frederick W. N. Hosking, Frederick T. Jones, John D. Lane, Campbell B. Rose, George F. Veale

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