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Location:St Matthew's Church
OS Map Ref:SU556672
Description:Stone cross
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To the / glory of God / and / in honoured memory of / the men of this Parish / who fell in the Great War / 1914 – 1918
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James H Allen
Job Cripps
Henry G Cripps
Walter Francis
Charles Horne
Sidney Horne
Alfred Hunt
Gilbert W J Pink
James Quelch
Alfred J Quelch
Alfred Shepherd
Edwin T Wilson

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Midgham War Memorial – Dedication Service, 24 Jul 1920.

Newbury Weekly News, 29 Jul 1920


War Memorial. – The Dedication of the War Memorial took place on Saturday last in the picturesque churchyard of Midgham in memory of those from the parish who laid down their lives in the Great War. The cross, which is of granite, has been erected on a beautiful site close to the church on consecrated ground, bearing the words, “To the Glory of God and in honoured memory of the men of this parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-1918,” in letters of lead, giving the names. The service commenced at 3 o’clock in the church, where most of the ex-service men and parishioners had gathered. Suitable hymns were sung, and appropriate lessons read by Mr R J Black. The Rev H Rees Mogg officiated, assisted by the Rev H Pickles (late of Thatcham), who preached a very impressive sermon. During the singing of the hymn, “On the resurrection morning,” the clergymen, followed by the congregation, slowly left the church and proceeded to the cross, over which had been hanging the Union Jack. The ceremony of unveiling was performed by Mrs Black, after which prayers were offered, and the hymn, “Peace, perfect peace,” was sung by the choir and congregation, the service being concluded by the Blessing and the rendering of the Dead March in “Saul,” by Mr Vallis, the organist.

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