Gunner William Edward Warner

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Reference WMO/284904


Kelvedon United Reformed Church

High Street




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Stone of remembrance in similar style to a gravestone. The inscription is topped by a field gun carved in relief below a laurel crown. Gunner Warner's parents are mentioned below, but this is clearly a memorial to Gunner Warner to which further dedications have been added, rather than an Addition to Gravestone.
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This monument is erected/ In loving memory of/ WILLIMA EDWARD WARNER/ GUNNER 2/1. ESSEX BATTERY, R.F.A./ DIED OF WOUNDS/ RECEIVED IN ACTION JUNE 6TH 1917,/ AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BATTLE OF MESSINES./ HIS BODY IS BURIED AT/ HOP STORE CEMETERY, VLAMERTINGHE. AGED 22 YEARS./ He Heard the Call of Duty and Obeyed./ He Fought to Protect the Weak against the Strong:/ In Belgium he found a Soldiers Grave./ That Right might be Triumphant over Wrong./ He Fought the Fight that Men might still be Free,/ He gave up Home and Kindred, gave his life./ And Future Generations, yet to be,/ Will Reap the Harvest of his Sacrifice./ (...)

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