Chapel Restoration - Lt Peter Wolferstan Rylands

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Reference WMO/291076


Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Buckler's Hard

SO43 7JE


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Chapel/church
  • Brick Brick
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Lieutenant Peter Wolferstan Rylands was killed in a flying accident over the Solent during training on 9th August 1918. Whilst at Beaulieu he had befriended Mrs Poole of Buckler's Wood. She paid for St. Mary's Chapel to be renovated in his memory. There is also a brass plaque and embroidered kneeler in the chapel.
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Plaque THIS CHAPEL WAS SET IN / ORDER BY ONE WHO LOVED / PETER WOLFERSTON RYLANDS / R.A.F. AGED 18 / KILLED WHILE FLYING OVER THE SOLENT / ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 9TH 1918 / PER ARDUA AD ASTRA. Unreadable initials or mark in bottom corner of plaque. Kneeler P. W. R. / (RFC wings) / PER ARDUA AD ASTRA / 1900 - 1918

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