St Stephen Methodist Church, St Austell

First world war memorial

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St Stephen Methodist Church closed in 2011. It contained a memorial to the fallen of the First World War. Nearby is the Anglican Parish Church with a memorial to the fallen of the Second World War. The Methodist Circuit and the Parish Church decided it was best if the war memorial in the chapel (no longer accessible to the public) was transferred to the Parish Church. This happened in the summer of 2013 and the First World War memorial is now going to be installed above the Second World War memorial in time for the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.

 

“TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

S.N.CREWES                     16 APRIL 1915               NEWCASTLE

W.NANCARROW                 8 MAY 1916                  AIX NOULETTE

W.HOSKIN                          20 JULY 1916                NERVILLE

R.HOSKIN                           1 SEPTEMBER 1916     SOMME

A.CARHART                        4 SEPTEMBER 1916     BOMBAY

M.T.RICHARDS                   20 OCTOBER 1916       ETAPLES

W.G RICHARDS                  17 NOVEMBER 1916    SALONIKA

T.VARCOE                           5 MARCH 1917             MESOPOTAMIA

C.NICHOLAS                       23 APRIL 1917               VIMY RIDGE

T.CLEMENS                         2 AUGUST 1917            YPRES

E.WATTERS                         21 MARCH 1918           ST QUENTIN

S.OSBORNE                        20 MAY 1918                 BERRY-AU-BAC

R.WILLIAMS                         24 AUGUST 1918          ARRAS

F.KITTO                                8 OCTOBER 1918          ITALY

 

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”

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