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ID:WB316
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Location:Methodist Chapel
OS Map Ref:SU586711
Description:Tablet
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Bradfield Methodist War Memorial – Dedication Service, 30 Jun 1920.


Newbury Weekly News, 1 Jul 1920


Bradfield


Memorial Unveiled. – A memorial service, during which a tablet was unveiled to the memory of the men associated with the Bradfield Circuit, who gave their lives in the Great War, was held at the Primitive Methodist Church on Wednesday. The church was crowded, The Rev A T Slater, pastor, presided, and gave an inspiring address. The tablet was unveiled by Captain the Rev T B Howard CF, MC, who, speaking as one who had been out there said that only those who had passed through the ordeal knew what it meant. He had discovered unknown depths in human nature. Men who had not shown particular courage at home had shown coolness and bravery in the face of danger, and in the most horrible conditions had kept cheerful. Men had surprised themselves and their friends by their sacrifice. They had found their souls. The Rev J T BRidley, formerly pastor of the circuit, also gave an address, his theme being chiefly “They being dead yet speak,” incidentally mentioning that he knew all the men whose names were recorded. Miss Elsie Bishop gave two solos in excellent style, “I gave my life for thee” (Jude) and “I know that my Redeemer Liveth” (Handel), and the anthems, “what are these” and “Crossing the bar” were sung. The following is a list of the names recorded:- Local preachers: John J May and W Albert May; members and sons of members: Bertie N Clem, William C Cox, George Cox, Jesse Eatwell, Sidney Hawkins, A Louis Ilsley, Percy O Knight, William E Marshall, William E Millson, Frank J New, Percy G Pitman, and William J Seymour.


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